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‘Emergency’ – Ennis Brown calls for help locating ‘missing’ Tyrone McKenna

Akeem Ennis-Brown is challenging Tyrone McKenna for his ‘call out king’ crown in a bid to ensure he gets the chance to challenge the Belfast fighter for his WBC International ranking title.

Ennis-Brown [13(1)-0] took an IBF ranking title off Darragh Foley late last year and now wants another Irish scalp and the opportunity to take another trinket from an Irish mantle piece.

The 23 year old wasn’t long about calling out the six foot plus southpaw post his Ulster Hall win over now shared foe Darragh Foley last month, asking the Danny Vaughan trained puncher if he would ‘step up or act like a bitch?’.

McKenna [19(6)-1] responded in good humour, but did point out he was now chasing bigger names than ‘Riddy’.

Not to be denied the English fighter stepped it up a level this week and got ‘Missing’ t-shirts printed of his fellow MTK fighter.

In a move that McKenna, as a call out practitioner would may respect, the English fighter published the pictures online along with another call out.

The IBF European ranking title holder produced an out of the box ‘missing’ approach to his call out in a bid to stoke interest in the fight and potentially get under the skin of a fighter he wants to face.


“I am very sad in writing this post but something needs to be done. Tyrone McKenna has been missing for a while and me and his loved ones and the whole boxing world are really worried. We are trying to do everything in our power to help find “Ty” and return him home safely.

“We have started selling T-shirt’s at £10 each to help raise awareness. All the money will go to a good cause of making sure we give the best chance we have of finding “Tyrone”. Anyone with anything to do with MTK Global are aloud one free of charge, just get in touch.  Tyrone if you can hear this we just want to make sure that you and the “WBC International Title” Are safe and ok. Come Home Ty.”



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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