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Sean McComb puts heavy hitting lightweights on notice

Sean McComb [11(5)-0] is one win away from becoming a name dropping prospect of note.

McComb has put his name on the lips of many thanks to an impressive rapid pro rise – and claims he will be ready to let some big names pass through his lips if he manages to win a title in January.

‘The Public Nuisance’ looks set to challenge Commonwealth title next, potentially on the Carl Frampton versus Jamel Herring – and if he fights for and wins the rainbow strap he will start calling out some big lightweight names.

“I am hoping to get out in January again. We have two dates,” McComb told Belfast Live.

“I am back training and working away. Hopefully I can get it confirmed in the next week or so. I am hoping it will be a title fight. MTK have contacted the Commonwealth Council so the wheels are in motion. If all goes well I will fight for my first title.

“And from there I will be pushing on, calling anyone and everyone out.”

While others bemoan a covid hampered holiday season it will be Christmas as usual for McComb.

The talented southpaw knows all to well what it’s like for the season of goodwill to overlap with training sessions. He admits missing out isn’t ideal, but claims it only adds further sweetness to the taste of victory.

“I have missed out on so many Christmases over the years. The sacrifice is hard, missing out on spending time with family and friends,” he said.

“It’s not that often you get out in a group these days as many of your friends have kids and stuff.

“It is hard, but the reward is better. I have won the Irish and Ulster seniors numerous times, and the reward of winning that is massive. It far outweighs the sacrifice you endure during Christmas and New Year.

“It sets you up for the rest of the year. Winning the Commonwealth title will just be the same.”

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 sports for a living for over 20 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