Sean McComb staying cool ahead of delayed debut


After seeing his debut fall through at the last minute last month, Sean McComb would be forgiven for being anxious ahead of his new pro start date.

The Belfast lightweight was set to make his bow on the Mick Conlan Homecoming undercard at the SSE Odyssey Arena only for this fight date to be shelved the day before due to a “misunderstanding” on his licence application with the British Boxing Board of Control.

McComb will instead debut on Saturday August 18th at Windsor Park on the Carl Frampton v Luke Jackson undercard and ‘The Public Nuisance’ promises that he will have a cool head when he finally steps into the pro ring for the first time.

The popular Turf Lodge southpaw comes to the pros with a high profile – being one of ‘The Belfast Boys’, a European Games bronze medallist, and Commonwealth Games Team Captain – but is determined to keep his feet on the ground and his head in the game ahead of the big stadium fight night.

McComb, who is now trained by Danny Vaughan, outlined how “I’m eager to fight at Windsor Park. I know it can be a bad thing that you try and push it too hard to look good. I’ll be completely relaxed and I won’t be looking for a knockout.”

“It’s massive to be part of something like this on your debut. There are so many great fighters – Carl Frampton, Tyson Fury, Paddy Barnes and loads more – and they’re all on the same bill. It’s huge to be on this card and I’m proud.”

“A lot of people have a lot of time for me in Belfast because I’m a genuine guy. I just get on and don’t call people out or have an ego about me. I get on well with everyone. I’m expecting a good atmosphere.

McComb is one of two debutants on the bill alongside Rio Olympian Steven Donnelly. Also featuring on the undercard of Frampton’s WBO interim featherweight title defence will be Lewis Crocker, Willie Hutchinson, Sam Mazwell, Marco McCullough, Conrad Cummings, Luke Keeler, Tyson Fury, Steven Ward v Stevie Collins, and a world title challenge from Paddy Barnes versus WBC flyweight champ Cristofer Rosales.

Photo Credit: Laszlo Geczo Photography

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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