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Aaron McKenna to Settle Grudge in Sky Sports Title Fight

Aaron McKenna [15(8)-0] has been handed the chance to settle a newfound grudge and win a title live on Sky Sports this June.

‘The Silencer’ fights Shakiel Thompson [10(6)-0] for the vacant WBC International middleweight title on Boxxer promoted card at York Hall on June 10.

It appears an ideal clash for the Monaghan native, as it’s a chance to reinject serious momentum into his career with a title win under a degree of spotlight.

English prospect Thompson fought on the same Sky Sports broadcast card as the Monaghan middleweight earlier this year and was keen to let everyone know he wanted a McKenna mash-up.

Fan interest was immediately peaked but the Smithborough native’s response was to tell ‘Dr. Steel’ to go and get a win of note.

There was a sense McKenna wanted something bigger, he’s been linked with Liam Williams and desires a fight of that magnitude.

However, before any possible clash with the recent world title challenger or the like, the former Golden Boy fighter has an exciting more traditional domestic-style early door clash that will increase his profile.

Speaking online McKenna said: “Finally got the news I have been waiting on. Ready to become the WBC Middleweight International Champion.
Nothing will stop me on my journey to become WBC Middleweight Champ.”

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