Headline NewsNews

Aaron McKenna handed milestone fight date

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is liffey-crane-hire-1.jpg

Aaron McKenna [9(5)-0] will try to make it the perfect 10 when he returns to the ring early next month.

The 20-year-old Golden Boy prospect has been handed a December 5 fight date – and as a result has the chance to move into double figures, reaching a mini landmark number in terms of pro wins in the process.

‘The Silencer’ will fight yet to be confirmed opposition in California a month before he celebrates two years as a professional.

Possibly more important for the Courage Tshabalala trained fighter is the fact he makes the move up to eight rounds.

The active Sheer Sports fighter is scheduled to go past six for the first time in his career.

The move would make the LA based Monaghan man Irish title eligible and would open further doors Stateside. Indeed an impressive performance could lead to breakthrough 2020 opportunities for one of two boxing McKenna brothers.

McKenna was last seen defeating Mexican born opponent Sergio Lucio Gonzaelez at Fantasy Springs in October.

The 20-year-old is one of four Irish fighters on the books of Sheer Sports the others being Jason Quigley, brother Stevie and Brett McGinty. Cork’s James Power is currently in LA and is expected to become the fifth Irish fighter in the American management groups stable.


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com