Belfast light-welterweight sensation Sean McComb 6-0 (3 KO) turned pro in 2018 on the back of a stellar amateur career. However, the former three-time Irish senior amateur champion says that despite his success in the amateur’s, it was always his aim to turn to the pro ranks,
“Yes I always had a dream of going to the Olympics, but I narrowly missed the boat with struggling with the weight at the time, so I decided to go professional as it was something I always wanted to do eventually.”
The ‘Public Nuisance’ wasted no time in racking up a succession of rapid-fire wins and marking himself as one of the country’s top prospects along the way as he took to the pro game with ease. McComb says that signing with MTK has helped spur him on,
“When I signed with MTK, I asked to be kept busy and pushed on as quick as possible and they kept their word and done just that. MTK have some world class operators and its brilliant to share the same management team with them, with the like’s of Frampton, Saunders and Fury there, it motivates me to drive on to do what they’re doing.”
Following five wins in quick succession in 2018, the rangy McComb took a major step-up in class in his last bout when he took on former British title challenger Troy James 21-7. Despite the expected tougher test on paper, McComb comfortably outclassed James in a wide-points win,
“I think it was the right step-up at the right time. I could have maybe went another step beyond that, it was that comfortable but im in no rush, each fight will be a step in the right direction from here on in.”
Looking ahead, domestically at light-welter it’s a stacked division with the likes of Jake Hanney, Celtic champion Victor Rabei and fellow MTK Belfast fan-favourite Tyrone McKenna. Despite only six fights, McComb feels he’s already ready for any of the fighters mentioned as he aims for a busy 2019 culminating in a title of some sort –
“I’d fight any of those three you mentioned. I know Rabei has the Celtic title, so I’d be open to taking a scrap for that if he wanted it, Tyrone McKenna lives a stone’s throw away from me and I’d love to beat him up in front of a Belfast audience!
“Looking ahead then, I'm hoping to pick up a title this year and keep busy with hopefully another four fights at least.”
If McComb continues with the kind of progression he’s shown so far, the sky’s the limit for the Turf Lodge southpaw. With his exciting style, natural talent and desire to be tested in every fight, we could well see him challenge for a title by the end of the year.
In a boxing city that’s packed full of talented fighters and great prospects, Belfast may just have the pick of the bunch in Sean McComb.