All-Irish light welterweight battle confirmed for Belfast show

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Tyrone McKenna and Sean Creagh will do battle next month at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

The light welterweight pair will fight each other in an eight-round Celtic Nations title fight on the Belfast Boxnation show on November 5th.

Belfast’s McKenna [11(3)-0-1] has come on leaps and bounds since joining up with MGM, getting regular action and moving down in weight. Now ‘The Mighty Celt’ will face the toughest fight of his career so far against Dublin’s Creagh [4(2)-0].

The Tallaght puncher himself has improved exponentially over the past few months, with his ridiculous energy and punch output a test for any fighter.

Eagle-eyed readers may recall the following article from August 26th, claiming that the mouth-watering clash of styles was in the works.

The bout acts as a perfect chief support for Jamie Conlan’s Commonwealth super flyweight title defence and will be joined on the undercard by appearances from Marco McCullough, Sean Turner, Con Sheehan, and debutant Steven Ward, with more to be announced.

Indeed, should the bout live up to expectations, a rematch for the Irish title last held by Frankie Gavin is also something which could happen down the line.

Joe O'Neill

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