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Relaxed Sean McComb eager to show America what he is all about

Sean McComb [3(2)-0] will fight on yet another big card this weekend as his pro career progresses at a rapid pace – and this time it will be in America.

The Belfast lightweight will open the Matchroom USA show at the TD Garden in Boston on Saturday night, his fourth pro fight in less than two months.

McComb faces a to-be-confirmed opponent in a four rounder in the opening bout of a card which also features world title fights for Katie Taylor and James Tennyson and a further appearance from Niall Kennedy.

It’s an early jaunt to America for ‘The Public Nuisance’ but it is one which he has taken in his long stride.

Indeed, McComb is keen to impress on a week which is packed full of Irish in action with Jason Quigley headlining a bill in Los Angeles on Thursday, Mike Perez boxing on a WBSS card in Florida and Mick Conlan featuring in Las Vegas on Saturday while Caoimhin Agyarko debuts in London.

The Turf Lodge southpaw noted how “there are no nerves. Not yet anyway. I’m just taking it like any other show. Once you get in the arena, everything is blocked out, to be honest.

“I’m more excited than nervous, really. I’m really looking forward to getting in there and showing the American crowd what I’m about.”

“It’s just another day. I’m not too eager to knock people out or look impressive. I’m not too eager to look like a superstar. I know what I’m capable of.”

“The more relaxed I am, the better I’m going to look. That’s the way I see things. I know my performance looks a lot better when I relax, so that helps me.

The fight night comes just 15 days after his last appearance. Back at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, McComb dominated tough Bulgarian Petar Alexandrov over four rounds, being brought the distance for the first time.

The European Games bronze medallist threw everything at Alexandrov but the rugged Magyar managed to see the final bell.

Happy with this night’s work ahead of his U.S. bow, McComb described how “I had a tough opponent in my last fight. He was swinging, biting down on his gumshield and coming back at me.”

“He was dangerous with the head and pushing mine down so I learned a lot. I was able to adapt and I learned a lot, which will stand me in good stead in the long run.”


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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