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Stevie McKenna and Brett McGinty set for summer showdown

Stevie McKenna [8(8)-0] and Brett McGinty [2-0] will be out as early as July 18 Irish-boxing.com can reveal.

The Hennessy Sports duo both registered wins in Coventry’s Skydome on Saturday night last, McKenna knocking out Damian Haus in a round and McGinty out pointing Dwain Grant.

The wins were the duo’s first of 2021 and their first since they both appeared on the December Channel 5 broadcast show.

Now having registered late May wins the pair are back out in mid July. It’s less than a two month wait for a return and suggests they will be busy this year.

There has been no official conformation with regards to the make up of the show or who either will face but Irish-boxing.com understand they will populate another Channel 5 Hennessy Sports fight night.

Monaghan’s McKenna, who got live TV last week, has caused quite a stir of late, he will be looking for a step up in opponent as he closes in on 10 pro fights.

No doubt the 24-year-old globe trotting spar machine will be looking to continue the KO streak regardless.

The Ricky Hatton trained McGinty will be looking for something inbetween his tough debut foe and the more routine opponent put in front of him last weekend.

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