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Irish teen to chose between massive American promoters

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Seventeen year old Aaron McKenna will decide which promoter American promoter to sign with over the coming weeks.

By all accounts big guns like Top Rank and Golden Boy, who work with exciting middleweight prospect Jason Quigley, a Sheer Sports management stable of McKenna, are battling it out for the teens future.

The Monaghan native set up base in Los Angeles early this year and was said to have impressed in the Wild Card among other places sparring.

Now he has turned 17 and old enough to fight as a pro in the States the fighter, who came home to fight in the Under 18 National Championships last week losing to Gabriel Dossen in the final, has promotional decisions to make.

Indeed ‘big decision’ according to his father.

“Some very big decisions have to be made,” said Fergal McKenna.

“Once you have options, you have to be very careful. Once you move into the pro game, there’s no turning back – you have to be very careful and get everything right.

“It’s very hard not to talk to promoters because, when you’re getting opportunities like that for a 17-year-old, if you walk away and don’t take them seriously, do you get them again when he’s 19 or 20? We’ll be making a decision very shortly, within the next two or three weeks. Everything should be concluded by then.”



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