Introducing: Kieran Kenny

Kieran Kenny will make his entry to the pro game at the end of Summer and, if comparisons are to be believed, we will see the addition of a top talent.

The Ballybrack 22 year old, who has linked up with Boxing Ireland Promotions, is said to have a similar style to former World Amateur gold medalist and Top Rank starlet Mick Conlan

The talented featherweight is expected, although it is still unconfirmed, to debut on the Celtic Clash 3 card at the National Stadium on Saturday September 9th

Looking ahead, Kenny told Irish-Boxing.com that “there’s a lot to expect from me. I’ve been told that I’ve got a style like Michael Conlan. That’s what I’ve been told by boxers who I’ve fought.”

“I’ve fought probably the best in the Elite at the moment – Kurt Walker, Dean Walsh, all the top elites.”

Kenny made his return to the sport back in November, appearing on a the inaugural Semi-Pro Boxing Ireland card, but before that he had been out for two years.

The former Monkstown amateur explained that “I had a daughter and got out of the game for a few years. I left for my daughter, for her, just to see what it was like, fatherhood, because I was only young.”

“It was hard to leave the sport that you love and now is time to get back.”

“Coming back was hard. Getting up every morning for running is the hardest thing – after being up with the daughter at three in the morning!”

Now back training, Kenny is looking to prove himself and rise up through the ranks.

The Dubliner outlined how “it was time to step back up, time to prove to people what kind of talent I actually have. I let my talent go after I left the amateurs.”

“Once I get my fitness, and once I put myself together, I can go all the way.”

“The goal is to push for an Irish title and hopefully move to European level and the bigger stages.”

“I’m looking forward to it, I can’t wait. Hopefully before the end of September there’ll be a date for my fight.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie