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Tyrone McKenna aiming for British and Commonwealth belts after Creagh win

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It’s not quite a case of ‘forget Sean Creagh and the Celtic Nation’s strap,’ but Tyrone McKenna [11(3)-0-1] has his sights set on more established names and bigger titles.

The Belfast man fights Dubliner Creagh [4(2)-0] for the light welterweight Celtic Nations title on the eagerly anticipated Belfast November 5th show – and whilst he admits an all-Irish dust up against a fellow unbeaten fighter at this stage of his career was what he craved – the Belfast fighter is adamant he will emerge victorious on the stacked Irish card.

Once he claims the Celtic Nations strap the ‘Mighty Celt’ will go in direct pursuit of the British and Commonwealth straps and wants a Tyrone Nurse bout or the winner of the title clash between Cyclone’s Josh Taylor and Dave Ryan.

The former film star, who seems to being enjoying a return to the spotlight, has also gone so far as to state a desire to fight Jack Catterall – a puncher most others have elected to avoid.

“I want to have an exciting career and be in exciting fights. I don’t want to be tip-toeing around anybody in Britain at 10stone. Line ‘em up, sign ‘em up and I’ll bash ‘em up!”

“Tyrone Nurse [British Champion] is the fight I’m looking for or the winner of Josh Taylor and Dave Ryan [who contest the vacant Commonwealth title tonight]. Jack Catterall is another one. He’s a good fighter but I see holes in his game. I know from how well I conduct myself in spars with top, top fighters that I can take almost anyone in Britain right now. I know my skill set.”


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