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McComb hungry to prove himself at a higher level



Sean McComb

Sean McComb

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Sean McComb

Unbeaten prospect Sean McComb will continue along his professional learning curve when he returns to the ring on the supporting bill to Paddy Barnes, who shoots for European title glory on October 11 at the Ulster Hall.

McComb will face Argentina's Emiliano Dominguez Rodriguez as he seeks to chalk up a ninth consecutive victory.

Rodriguez has lost four of his last six bouts but should give the Belfast man a decent work-out in their 10-rounder.

Victory for McComb should lead to a good step up in class as the 27-year-old southpaw has demonstrated that he is more than able for such a test before the end of the year.

McComb, who faces Rodriguez on the back of a solid points win over journeyman Renald Garrido, said: "He's very tough. He's never been stopped and he's had a lot more fights than me. He's got a lot more experience but in terms of talent and work ethic, I believe I tick the boxes.

"He's going to be game like Garrido but he's more open than Garrido and has slower feet, so I don't see much of a problem.

"At the same time, it's a good step up and it's another new experience at the right time. I aspire to be world champion and that's the only reason I turned professional."

Belfast Telegraph