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Sean McComb wants title fight next following step-up statement

After looking more than at home in a major step up on Friday night, Sean McComb [5(3)-0] wants a title fight next.

The Belfast lightweight strode over potential bananna skin Zoltan Szabo, dropping the Hungarian enroute to a 60-53 shut-out win, an unprecedented victory comparatively.

To dominate a fight against an opponent with upset previous – including a stoppage win over Stephen Ormond – like no other lightweight has was impressive.

Indeed, to do so just four months into your pro career is eye-catching to say the least.

Now, after a brilliant start to life as a pro puncher and victory over step up oppossition ‘The Public Nuisance’ believes he is title ready.

McComb made the step up to six on the ‘King of the Celts’ card and another step-up, perhaps for the eight-round BUI Celtic title, is on his agenda.

I’d fight for a title in my next fight.”

I’m eady for anything

The BUI Celtic lightweight title is due to be contested by Martin Quinn and Karl Kelly on Celtic Clash 8 while the light welter equivalent is in the possession of Victor Rabei

Another option would be the rarely-used BBBoC Northern Ireland title, a ten-round belt for which he could face the likes of Mark Morris, Joe Fitzpatrick, or even Paul Hyland Jr.

Speaking after his win, McComb stated that he wanted “anything that’s out there.”

“Celtic title – push on, eight rounders, ten rounders, towards the end of the year, twelve rounders.”

“I’m ready for anything that comes and I believe I can deal with anybody in the UK.”

The Belfast fighter seemed to enjoy the test provided by Szabo. While he was always expected to win, his opponent was a step-up from journeyman level and was a live threat.

McComb takes confidence from the way he dealt with a questions asked by the Hungarian as he heads into the new year.

The Turf Lodge southpaw described how “that was more of a technical battle in there for me.”

“That suits me because I’m very smart in the ring I can draw people on, I can go forward, I was working in close, slipping and blocking punches, stuff I’ve been working on in the guy, me and Danny [Vaughan, coach].”

“It was a perfect opportunity for me to go in there and show that I can do that.”

“It was just another fight but he was very technical opposition. He wasn’t a journeyman – he’d won a lot of fights and he’s been in with some top operators. It’s a massive learning curve for me in my career.”


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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