Sean McComb (6-0, 3 KOs) is revelling in his rapid rise and insists facing Czech champion Miroslav Serban (11-2, 6 KOs) on Friday’s #MTKFightNight holds zero fear.
‘The Public Nuisance’ is earmarked as one of the hottest prospects in boxing and, despite being just six fights into his career, steps in with the fearsome Serban at Ulster Hall; live on ESPN+ and iFL TV.
Far from being daunted, former national amateur captain McComb welcomes the chance to set the bar even higher.
He said: “It’s another step up in class and I’m moving quickly. I believe I’m that level anyway because coming off my achievements in the amateurs, this is where I feel I belong.
“This guy was an elite fighter himself. He boxed on the Czech Republic team and you need to have power to box at international level like that, but I’ll be focused on my own punching technique rather than his.
“I’ve improved in a lot of areas ahead of this one. I’ve always had different abilities but you’ll see even greater punch selection this time. I believe you’ll see more power shots too.
“Serban is an aggressive fighter and I’ll know he’ll come forward so I’ve got to put a bit more whip on my punches. I believe you’ll see a significant improvement in that area of my game.”
Serban is no stranger to the famous old hall – he knocked down Paul Hyland Jr earlier this year.
Headlining on the night is former unified world champion Ryan Burnett, who faces Jelbirt Gomera for the WBC International super-bantamweight crown while Marco McCullough and Declan Geraghty fight it out for IBF European super-featherweight supremacy.
The likes of Lewis Crocker, Steven Donnelly, Callum Bradley, Padraig McCrory, Dee Sullivan and Sean Duffy all bid to steal some limelight.