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Life in the Bubble – Sean McComb

Sean McComb [10(5)-0] is currently holed up in a hotel in Wakefield before his return to the ring tomorrow night and the Turf Lodge lightweight has given Irish-Boxing.com an insight into life in the bubble ahead of his clash with Siar Ozgul [15(3)-4(1)].

The Belfast star has been itching to get out ever since he last stepped out of the ring in early February and he seems as confident as ever ahead of stepping back in on Wednesday.

Speaking yesterday, McComb detailed how “I got tested this morning (For COVID-19) and now I have to quarantine for 24 hours and I’m not allowed to leave the room apart from for training and only one person is allowed into the gym at the one time.”

“The hotel phone just rang from reception and asked could they put a food menu under my door so I can pick out my food so we don’t come into contact with anyone. So it’s all a bit strange and obviously it’s very different – but it’s something that has to be done, it’s part of the job.”

‘The Public Nuisance’ also touched on the weight making differences but, as he is fighting up at light welterweight one last time, he had already made weight by Monday afternoon, describing how “my weight is already made almost it’s just a matter now of taking water out of the system now and just dropping the last pound or two.”

McComb credited his weight cut to his nutritionist Stephen Floyd “I’ve been working with a nutritionist over the last 10 weeks and he’s got me into serious condition and my weight isn’t an issue.

McComb is just thankful to have a fight date and acknowledged how “people have been asking what’s next after this and I’m telling them I’m just fully focused on the task ahead because I’m not sure what the world holds after this.”

“There could be a second lockdown so I’m just very thankful that I have a fight date that I can fully focus on now and see how things go after this.”

“If the restrictions start easing I would like to get back to fighting with an audience and some big arena fights.”

While he expects a totally different scenario to what he is used to on fight night, McComb believes the lack of fans will suit him more.

The 27-year-old explained how “I feel the no fans aspect can benefit me because of the way I box.”

“I like to get dragged into a war so now I feel like I will be more focused on doing what I have been working on.”

Josh Reid McCabe

Boxing fanatic, part-time writer for the Star newspaper Email mccabejosh3@gmail.com