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Barboza Jr vs McComb Prediction: The End Result Seems Obvious



All great boxers started on the undercard of a huge event and Arnold Barboza Jr. and Sean McComb are two prime examples of talented athletes who are yet to achieve stardom. No real boxing fan would miss this bout. Here is our Barboza Jr vs McComb prediction.

Barboza Jr vs McComb Prediction: The Opportunity of a Lifetime

Arnold Barboza Jr. and Sean McComb have been given a wonderful chance to show their talents ahead of one of the biggest fights of 2024. This guarantees that the whole world of boxing will witness their fight and a convincing performance could change their future.

Arnold Barboza Jr. Preview

Arnold has been a professional since 2013 and unlike his opponent, he had a brief amateur career with few significant achievements. Twenty-nine fights in, he remains undefeated but with only 10 knockouts. It is fair to say that he is not the most powerful super lightweight in the world but he is a very intelligent fighter.

Barboza Jr. is 32 years old now and it certainly feels like he may have lost his peak years fighting unnecessary opponents. After all, the expectations a decade ago were for him to become a world champion at some point and definitely before turning 30.

And yet, he never faced elite opposition apart from former IBF champion Jose Pedraza around a year ago, whom he beat via decision. Nevertheless, Pedraza's career has been on the decline for years and we shouldn't even consider him a top fighter anymore.

On paper, Barboza Jr. is the #1 ranked super lightweight boxer in the WBO rankings and a win here should bring him closer to a potential title shot.

Teofimo Lopez remains without an opponent although there have been rumors of a potential Steve Claggett fight in the making. If Barboza Jr. wins here, we predict that his team will push for a fight with the champion.

There is a lot on the line here for him and this makes us more confident for our final Barboza Jr vs McComb prediction. But before that, let's take a look at his opponent.

Sean McComb Preview

Unlike his rival, Sean spent years fighting as an amateur and made his professional debut in 2018. With this late start, he now has 19 fights behind him and won 18 of them. Just like Barboza, Sean is not known for his power. He knocked out only five of his opponents.

Sean suffered his only defeat to Gavin Gwynne in 2021 when they fought for the Commonwealth Lightweight belt. Since then, he had seven wins in a row, winning the WBO European super lightweight title in 2022.

It is fair to say that McComb has not fought any top-ranked boxers before Barboza and he will also fight outside of Britain for the first time in six years.

Arnold Barboza Jr vs Sean McComb Prediction: Barboza After 36 Minutes of Fighting

You get the idea, we expect a long tactical fight and unless someone makes a huge mistake, the knockout is highly unlikely. And what else is unlikely to happen? An upset.

Sean McComb promised to deliver from the position of an underdog but after looking at the experience of the two fighters, it is impossible to bet in his favor.

Neither of these fighters has the power to end this early but Barboza has the advantage. He is more technical, has better footwork, and reads his opponents well. He always comes up with a plan for the full fight and rarely leaves an opening.

With this in mind, our final Barboza Jr vs McComb prediction is quite simple – Barboza Jr. via decision.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.