‘Public Nuisance’ preaches patience – McComb wants to meet Cully at the pinnacle

It’s not just a fight worth waiting for, Sean McComb [10(5)-0] argues he has a ‘responsibility’ to wait before fighting fellow lightweight Gary Cully [10(5)-0].

McComb and Cully are not just two of Ireland’s top lightweights, but are two of the countries most exciting emerging talents.

As a result once ‘The Diva’ defeated Joe Fitzpatrick to win the Irish lightweight title there were calls for him to defend against his Belfast counterpart.

MTK were quick to pour cold water on the idea and a let it build narrative was rapidly shared.

‘The Public Nuisance’ agrees and goes as far as to say the fighters owe it to the fans to let it simmer.

Not that there is any tension between the pair, rather McComb feels they should meet further down the line when there will be a lot more at stake.

“Look this fight with Gary has been talked about a fair bit and it’s certainly a fight I feel is realistic,” McComb told Fight Post.

“We’re both capable of going a long way in the sport and it only makes sense to meet in the middle and have an all-Irish showdown. I would love it, the Irish public would love it, and I think we have a responsibility to give them that showdown at the pinnacle of the sport.”

Speaking on the potential match up former two weight world champion Carl Frampton echoed the Danny Vaughan trained fighters sentiments.

“After announcing that he [Sean McComb] is moving down a division, there was immediately some talk about a fight with Gary Cully, who won the vacant Irish lightweight title with his stoppage win against Joe Fitzpatrick,” Frampton began writing in his well received Sunday Life column.

“But that is a fight that would be wasted if it was to be for the Irish title. It would make more financial sense for both men to go their own individual way towards the world scene and then have a huge fight down the line. A Belfast man against a Dubliner, possibly for a world title, would be massive.

“Incredibly, Cully is even taller than McComb at 6ft 3in and he’s also going to be a handful for anyone at the weight purely because of his dimensions.

“I really rate Cully, he looks very good – and he punches long, so he can generate a lot of power. He also has coach Pete Taylor in his corner which is a big plus.

“It’s exciting times for both McComb and Cully and I wouldn’t be surprised if somewhere down the line they can help each other earn a big pay-day.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]