Aaron McKenna to have fourth pro fight on Sugar Ray Leonard card


Ireland’s youngest pro boxer is fast becoming Ireland’s busiest fighter.

Teen puncher Aaron McKenna [3(2)-0] will soon trade leather for the third time in a three months and the fourth time since turning over in December of last year.

The Golden Boy promoted 18-year-old will take to the ring at the ‘Big Fighters, Big Cause’ charity boxing night on Wednesday May 23rd, a fight night which raises funds for the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation in association with the American Diabetes Association.

While the Monaghan welterweight will get to play his part in raising money for good causes, it is also another chance for him to impress and progress his rapidly-moving career. The bout will be his third of a planned eight in 2018.

The card plays out in Los Angeles at the Loews Beach Hotel, near where McKenna is based in Santa Monica and living legend Leonard will be in attendance.

Following successive first-round knockout wins over Jose Palacios and Keasen Freeman, McKenna will take an early step-up to six-round fights.

The Smithborough slugger is currently training full-time on the U.S. East Coast under South African coach Courage Tshabalala and alongside his older brother Stevie who recently turned pro with Aaron under the Sheer Sports management banner.

An opponent for McKenna will be confirmed in due course.

‘The Silencer’ will feature on the dinner show alongside three of his Golden Boy stablemates – super featherweight Jousce Gonzalez [7(7)-0], lightweight Rommel Caballero [0-0-1], and super featherweight Oscar Acevedo [2(0)-0].

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