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McComb ready to make more happy memories as he fights in childhood playground

Sean McComb [7(4)-0] is planning on making some fresh happy Falls Park memories next weekend.

The Turf Lodge native lives within 100 yards of the West Belfast park and used it as his childhood play ground.

He returns to the venue for more serious matters on August 3 and takes his place on the massive Féile an Phobail card. 

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It’s the toughest test of his young career, but one he is confident of passing to create another Falls Park memory of note.  

“There are two entrances to the Falls Park from Turf Lodge, where I’m from. From my house to those two entrances, I could probably throw a stone to both gates. One is less than 100 yards away,” explained the quick out the blocks pro.

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“I made so many memories in that park as a child and it’s great I now have the chance to make more in adulthood.

“It’s a huge occasion for West Belfast. Féile is something people rely on all year round. It’s like a week-long holiday with all the acts on and to bring boxing into it is great.

“So many people from our area have been involved in boxing in one way or another during their lives. It makes having the boxing at Féile massive.

“Opportunities like that don’t come along very often so I’m going to live in the moment and enjoy every single bit of it.”

Joining McComb on the special event is his gym-mate Belfast’s double Olympic medalist Paddy Barnes, with title fights such as Paddy Gallagher vs. Chris Jenkins for the British & Commonwealth welterweight belts and Padraig McCrory vs. Steve Collins Jr for the Celtic super-middleweight crown plus middleweight collisions in Luke Keeler vs. Luis Arias and Alfredo Meli vs. Araik Marutjan.


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Jonny Stapleton

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