Boxing

Sean McComb makes winning start on USA debut

Sean McComb beat Carlos Galindo on Saturday night
Andy Watters

SEAN McComb said he'd fight every week if he could after he wrapped up his fourth wins in two months as a professional.

The west Belfast light-welterweight was in complete control against the limited but durable Carlos Gallido at the TD Garden on Saturday night and the referee jumped in to stop it at 2.13 in round three.

“I'm hoping I'll be out for Christmas,” said McComb, who showed flair and skill, afterwards.

“I haven't had a break really but I don't need one. This is all me working towards the top and if they want to give me another two or three fights before Christmas then give me them. I'll fight every week.

“Whatever MTK Global have in the pipeline for me I'll be ready and I'll be back to Glasgow training with Danny Vaughan during the week.

“This is my apprenticeship, there's no time to take a break when you're still learning. That fight was just another training session for me and I'll go back to the gym and start working on new stuff and continue working on what I have been working on.

“I'm loving it, the buzz is brilliant. We have a realistic goal to be a world champion and every day in the gym that's what we're going towards, this is all working towards that.”

Despite his dominance, there were aspects of his performance that McComb was unhappy about.

“It wasn't a great start to the fight – my distance was wrong and I smothered my own work but as soon as I got the distance right I knew exactly what I had to do,” he said.

“I finished him to the body and that's exactly what we'd been talking about in the corner so it all went well. I wasn't rushing it, I could have blown him away if I'd wanted but this is my apprenticeship for my professional career so I have to go out there and work on stuff we've been trying in the gym and I did just that.

Vacant WBO World Middleweight title: Demetrius Andrade bt Walter Kautondokwa UD

IBF and WBA World Female Lightweight titles: Katie Taylor bt Cindy Serrano UD

IBF super0featherweight title: Tevin Farmer bt James Tennyson TKO5

Featherweight: Kid Galahad bt Toka Kahn Clary UD

Super-lightweight: Tommy Coyle bt Ryan Kielczweski UD

Super welterweight: Mark DeLuca bt Walter Wright UD

Featherweight: Scott Quigg bt Mario Briones TKO2

Welterweight: Daniyar Yeleussinov bt Matt Doherty TKO1

Heavyweight: Niall Kennedy bt Brendan Barrett UD

Super-lightweight: Sean McComb bt Carlos Galindo TKO3

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