Sean McComb to fight for major title in January

Sean McComb [11(5)-0] will have the chance to cement his status as a rapid riser after being handed a title fight in January.

‘The Public Nuisance’ has impressed massively since turning over in late 2018. He has been tested regularly since fight number 4 and has handled continuous step ups in such a manner, many predict world title success for the Belfast lightweight.

Come January he will have the chance to add something tangible to the many words of praise, by winning a significant title.

According to a report in the Sunday Life, the southpaw will challenge for the vacant Commonwealth title on a behind closed card at the turn of the year.

McComb’s manager Jamie Conlan confirmed a title shot awaits and revealed Dee Walsh trained duo Padraig McCrory [11(5)-0] and Lewis Crocker [12(7)-0] will also be on the card.

The former worldtitle challenger told David Kelly: “We have spoken to the Commonwealth Council and they are very happy for Sean to fight for the vacant title.

“Joe Cordina has moved down to super-featherweight so that has opened up the opportunity for Sean to box for the title.

“It’s just the kind of chance we wanted Sean to have. I like the idea of him going the traditional route towards hopefully one day fighting for a world title. It has to be said that it has become harder to match Sean because people are taking notice of him and how quickly he has been progressing.”

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