Sean McComb handed summer exam – ‘Public Nuisance’ returns in exciting fight

Sean McComb’s [10(5)-0] quick ascent up the boxing ladder will continue despite the lockdown.

‘The Public Nuisance’ has been handed perceived tests from as early as his fifth fight, when he fought experienced Hungarian Zoltan Szabo – and having stepped up with each win since, he was set for what he described as a ‘sling shot’ fight in April.

The lightweight, now deemed one of Ireland’s brightest prospects, was scheduled to fight former Stephen Ormond and James Tennyson foe Craig Evans [20(3)-3(2)-2]. on top of a Belfast card.

The pandemic saw the card cancelled and it was unsure as to whether the fight would be rescheduled, until this week.

MTK Vice President, Jamie Conlan is confident the intriguing Irish v Welsh clash will populate on of the early #MTKFightNights.

The former Commonwealth champion says both fighters remain keen and it’s likely they will fight in late July or early August.

“That’s one of the fights penciled in potentially for our first show. Sean and Craig Evans were on one of the last shows to go before the pandemic really hit in July, so they are going to be one of the first out, that’s if they both fit, ready to go and comfortable with fighting in July,” Conlan told IFL TV .

“I think both of them are and having discussed it with them both of them are. They have been penciled in for either July or August.”

Evans will be very familiar to Irish boxing fans considering he twice beat Stephen Ormond and more recently showed guile and massive guts in a British title eliminator with James Tennyson.

The Gavin Rees trained fighter would prove a test for any British level operator, indeed he may be fancied to beat a host of them – and as a result is a huge step up for a fighter with just 10 fights under his belt.

Evans damaged the career of Tom Stalker at a similar stage, defeated Ormond twice, has twice held the WBO European rankings title and was more than competitive against James Tennyson in a British eliminator last time out.

Indeed, he took rounds off the recent world title challenger as well as some serious punishment before eventually being stopped.

It’s a massive show of MTK fate in McComb’s ability to put in him with such a fighter at this young stage of his career.

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: editoririshboxing@gmail.com