Sean McComb says he plans to move down to lightweight to chase titles after recoding the best win of his career, as the former Belfast amateur star forced Mauro Maximiliano Godoy to quit on his stool at the end of the sixth round at the Ulster Hall in Belfast on Saturday night.
McComb has competed as a super-lightweight so far in his career, but said that he had made weight so easily he will look at moving down a division, which would see him miss out on some big domestic showdowns at 140lb.
“It is a stacked division, especially domestically in the UK, it’s massive” McComb said. “Believe it or not, the 140 fighters will be delighted to hear that I am moving down to lightweight.
“I made championship weight with ease and came in a pound under, so we are going to make a plan to move down to lightweight and see what the future holds.”
It was a dominating performance by McComb, who kept his Argentine opponent on the end of his jab and punished him regularly. He said he had worked on being more patient under Danny Vaughan, his trainer, and said he was happy with the end result.
“Godoy is a seasoned pro, he carries crazy power, so it was very important for me to stay switched on,” McComb, who was extending his unbeaten record to ten fights, said.
Gary Cully needed just 98 seconds to claim the vacant Irish lightweight title as he blew a completely outgunned Joe Fitzpatrick away.
The 6ft 3in southpaw, who is trained by Peter Taylor, said he had expected a longer night. But when Fitzpatrick, from West Belfast, tried to take the fight to him, Cully found the openings quickly, landing a long left and right hook that dropped Fitzpatrick on his back.
He got to his feet quickly, probably too quickly, and was instantly under attack, David Irving, the referee, calling a halt with Fitzpatrick back up on the ropes under fire.
“I was planning for a tough ten rounds,” said Cully, who is from Naas. “In my head it was going to be a late stoppage. But the shot just came and I know I have knockout power in both hands.
I think he underestimated the power I have.
“I believe this is my time and this is what I am meant to do.”
Cully, 24, was recording his tenth win.