Sean McComb pitted against ‘The Lion’ Renald Garrido at Féile

RINGSIDE 11/07/2019

Elite talent Sean McComb will go up against enigmatic Frenchman Renald Garrido on the monumental Féile an Phobail card on August 3.

‘The Public Nuisance’ (7-0, 4 KOs) has been hailed as one of the hottest prospects around and now takes on ‘Le Lion’ (24-24-3, 6 KOs) on the #MTKFightNight topped by another Belfast hero in Michael Conlan, who faces Diego Alberto Ruiz.

Ahead of an intriguing eight-rounder, McComb said: “I know Garrido has fought some tough operators and is a serious opponent himself. He’s never been stopped so it’ll be a great test for me.

“I think he’s even crazier than me outside the ring. You have to be crazy to walk forward eating punches your whole career and enjoy doing it at the same time!

“I believe the more pressure on me, the better I box. I’m really looking forward to it and anyone who knows me knows how well I perform under pressure so I think this’ll be a skillful performance.

“This bill has shaped up perfectly. It was always huge because it’s at Féile but now the card is great in its own right. There are many 50-50 fights and then Mick has another step up. Now I’m also in the hardest test of my career.”

Joining McComb vs. Garrido and Conlan vs. Ruiz on a stacked bill is a clash of unbeaten middleweights in Alfredo Meli vs. Araik Marutjan, a Celtic super-middleweight title clash between Padraig McCrory and Steve Collins Jr. and Luke Keeler’s step up to world level against Luis Arias – all live on BT Sport in association with Frank Warren and on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.

A lengthy undercard features the likes of Olympic hero Paddy Barnes plus emerging forces Callum Bradley, Dee Sullivan and Seanie Duffy.