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McComb has pro debut on Conlan show

 

By David Kelly

Sean McComb is the latest Belfast fighter to switch over to the paid ranks and is booked in for his debut at the SSE Arena on June 30.

McComb, the Northern Ireland boxing team captain at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, will not only bring his smart skills to the ring but also an engaging personality to the professional business.

A European Championship medallist in 2015, McComb, who has signed with MTK Global, said: "I've had a good amateur career and I believe I've underachieved.

"I think the professional game will suit me. I want to be fighting for titles in 2019 and I don't want a long, dragged-out career. I'm capable of competing with anyone in Britain immediately."

McComb, who learned his trade at the Holy Trinity club, is now focused on making an immediate impact next month when he has a four rounder on the supporting bill to rising global star Conlan's clash with tough Brazilian Adeilson dos Santos.

The show will also include an intriguing super-lightweight clash between Belfast's Tyrone McKenna and Dubliner Phil Sutcliffe.

"Everyone knows how hard I hit. Tyrone himself knows how hard I hit. We fought as amateurs and have sparred as professionals. He knows what's coming," said Sutcliffe.

Fellow Belfast man Paddy Gallagher meets former WBO World welterweight title challenger Gary Corcoran in what should be an exciting welterweight clash.

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