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Sean McComb sees professional debut POSTPONED

Irish boxing fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the professional debut of amateur star Sean McComb.

Thje Belfast lighteight was due to make his pro bow tomorrow evening on the Mick Conlan Homecoming undercard at the SSE Odyssey Arena but it has been confirmed today that he has been forced to be taken off the bill.

A “misunderstanding” on his application to the British Boxing Board of Control, which is claimed to be nothing serious, has seen his liecence delayed and therefore leaving him unable to box on the major BT Sport and BoxNation bill.

‘The Public Nuisance’ turned pro last month, singning a management deal with Mack The Knife Global, following hithe Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The 25-year-old had been training in Scotland under new coach Danny Vaughan and alongside fellow Belfast fighters Paddy Barnes – who challenges WBC flyweight champion Cristofer Roasales on August 18th – and light welterweight Tyrone McKenna – who boxes Jack Catterall tomorrow night.

McComb said that “I’m gutted and it’s a major set back for me as I’ve dreamt off such a bill to be a part of and to make my debut would have been special.”

“As the old saying goes things don’t happen to you they happen for you!”

A packed undercard remains for the Mick Conlan v Adeilson Dos Santos main event. McKenna faces Catterall, Tyrone McCullagh takes on Joe Ham for the BBBoC Celtic super bantamweight title, Dublin super featherweights Jono Carroll and Deco Geraghty rematch for, Lewis Benson fights Johnny Coyle, while there are also appearances from Lewis Crocker, Gary Cully, Padraig McCrory, Taylor McGoldrick, Sunny Edwards, Gary Corcoran, and Neslan Machado.


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie