Streaming action from England to begin at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
(February 16, 2021) — Southpaw prodigy Sean “The Public Nuisance” McComb hopes to add Commonwealth gold to his growing résumé. McComb will step up in class versus Gavin Gwynne in a 12-round tilt for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title Friday, Feb. 19 at University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton, England.
McComb-Gwynne will headline a card streaming live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
McComb (11-0, 5 KOs), a 2015 European Games bronze medalist from Belfast, has been dominant since turning pro in 2018. He won a pair of bouts in 2020, including a sixth-round stoppage over former WBO Latino junior welterweight champion Mauro Maximiliano Godoy.
Gwynne (12-2, 2 KOs) is a two-time British lightweight title challenger who hopes to spring the major upset. He last fought in August 2020 and was stopped in six rounds by former world title challenger James Tennyson.
In other streaming action:
Samuel Antwi (12-1, 5 KOs), who has won five straight since the lone defeat of his career, will fight Darren Tetley (20-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the vacant English welterweight title.
Junior lightweight prospect Dean “El Diablo” Dodge (9-0-1, 3 KOs), winner of seven straight, will take on fellow unbeaten DP “Cannon” Carr (11-0-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
Paddy “Real Deal” Donovan (5-0, 3 KOs), a Top Rank-signed welterweight prospect from Limerick, Ireland, will face 20-fight veteran Siar Ozgul (15-5, 3 KOs) in a six-rounder. In his last bout, Ozgul gave McComb a competitive battle en route to a 10-round decision defeat.
In a scheduled six-round battle of unbeaten featherweights, Brad Daws (6-0, 2 KOs) will fight Mark McKeown (3-0, 1 KO).
Dublin-born junior welterweight Pierce O’Leary (5-0, 2 KOs), a former Irish amateur standout, will tangle with Irvin Magno (5-3-1, 1 KO) in a six-rounder. Magno, who turned pro in 2016, has never been stopped in the paid ranks.
Gavin Gwynne: I’ll stop Sean McComb quick if he comes in close with me
Gavin Gwynne has warned Sean McComb that he could get knocked out quickly ahead of their highly-anticipated vacant Commonwealth lightweight title fight on Friday’s huge #MTKFightNight.
Welshman Gwynne (12-2, 2 KOs) faces undefeated McComb (11-0, 5 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium on Friday – live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
The fight sees McComb competing in the lightweight division for the first time, and Gwynne feels the Belfast man could come unstuck in his new weight class.
Gwynne said: “I’m really excited to start the year with a bang. I’ve seen McComb fight on a few MTK Fight Night events, and I’m expecting him to stay on the back foot. He won’t want to be in close with me, as I’ll stop him quick if he does.
“McComb was a big super-lightweight, so I don’t know how he will make the weight. I’m not a small lightweight by any stretch either.
“I boxed for my first title within seven fights and I’ve been in with some good lads that stands me in good stead. I have learned a lot from the massive fights I’ve had, and I’m going to win this fight in style. I’ve beaten unbeaten fighters before and you will see it again.”
Elsewhere on Friday’s huge card, Darren Tetley and Samuel Antwi collide for the vacant English welterweight title, DP Carr defends his Southern Area super-featherweight title against Dean Dodge, Paddy Donovan meets Siar Ozgul, Pierce O’Leary fights Irvin Magno, Mark McKeown takes on Brad Daws, Elliot Whale goes up against Jamie Stewart and Mohammed Sameer is back in action.