Sean McComb is relishing the chance to once again fight in a an intimate setting when he takes on Gavin Gwynne for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title on next Friday's huge #MTKFightNight.
Undefeated McComb (11-0, 5 KOs) faces Welshman Gwynne (12-2, 2 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium on February 19 - live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
It will be the second time that McComb has fought behind closed doors following a successful win last August, and the Belfast hero enjoyed the whole experience.
McComb said: "It was a bit strange fighting with no fans in August, but I'll be more familiar with it this time. To be honest I sort of enjoyed it, as there was no added distractions.
"Once you hit fight week and you're in the bubble and the hotel, you're fully focused. It meant I focused a bit earlier than I usually would for a fight, and it allowed me to go over my game plan a bit more and get my mind set on the task ahead.
"Going into the fight the only thing you then need to worry about is your performance, not entertaining crowds or entertaining anybody else, just staying fully switched on.
"I've seen Gwynne box on two occasions against James Tennyson and Joe Cordina, and I thought he performed well but was just beat by two good opponents. I'm expecting a tough, competitive Commonwealth title fight."
Elsewhere on next week’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, Pierce O’Leary fights Irvin Magno, Mark McKeown takes on Brad Daws, Paddy Donovan returns, and Mohammed Sameer is back in action.