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Aaron McKenna registers statement knockout win on TV card

Aaron McKenna further proved he is a power punching prospect on the rise tonight.

‘The Silencer’ registered the kind of victory that should make serious noise withing the ground and cement his status as one of Ireland’s standout emerging fighters.

Jordan Grannum wasn’t meant to cause the Monaghan light middleweight much trouble on the Channel 5 broadcast Hennessy promoted show.

Instead the English journeyman was seen as the ideal ring rust freeing foe for a fighter who hadn’t fought since December of last year.

Considering he hadn’t been stopped in 72 defeats, ‘The Brown Eagle’ comes with a rounds guarantee.

The Golden Boy youngster looked at the 28-year-old differently, viewing his record and reputation as a teak tough operator as a chance to make a statement – and he did just that.

The Freddie Roach trained fighter, who was prepared for this fight by his father Fergal, managed to stop the experienced away fighter.

The younger of two boxing brothers dropped Grannum for the first time in his career, forcing him to consult the canvas thanks to a vicious body shot in the dying embers of round two.

To his credit the journeyman rose to his feet, but he wasn’t able to appear for the third, giving McKenna a seventh career stoppage.

The win means McKenna succeeded were 72 fighters who hold wins over Grannum failed, getting him out there before the final bell.

The result see’s McKenna improve [11(7)-0] while Grannum slips to [5(0)-73(1)-5].

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