Tyrone McKenna wants to avoid arch rival Ohara Davies in the Golden Contract semi finals.
The Belfast fighter and the Londoner progressed to the last four of the exciting tournament on Friday night, with victories over Mikey Sayki and Logan Yoon respectively – and could quite possibly draw each other in semi final fight week.
However, ‘The Mighty Celt’ would prefer if the pair avoided each other again.
The rangy southpaw believes a final between the verbal sparing partners is the perfect Golden Contract climax.
“That’s the big final,” McKenna told IFL TV post his assured win.
“It would be a great final, it would be a big build up because we’d have a long time to chat shit to each other.”
The buildup to a McKenna and ‘Two Tanks’ fight would prove mouth watering, although it seemed that bit more appealing before the English fighter dramatically changed his approach last week.
“But now he is a changed man! Every time he has seen me he has put his hand out to shake mine, he wished me good luck, I don’t know whats going on,” McKenna added.
McKenna is one step closer to the final, where a lucrative five fight deal will be up for grabs, because of an assured performance against Sakyi.
The entertainment keen war lover for once used his skills and size to his advantage on Friday and outboxed the Romford puncher.
Speaking after, McKenna was disappointed he had no use for the sunglasses he just purchased, but was happy with his performance.
“I have no cuts, no bruises, not blood, so I think that’s a pretty good night. I think that’s the first one in a while where the doctor isn’t stitching me up somewhere, so I gotta say it was good.
“He was heavy handed. When I was in the pocket, I was comfortable there, but he was getting some nice shots off. I thought I’d stick to what the corner was saying. Land three then move off to the side. I went out of my way to buy sunglasses the other day because I thought my eyes would be swollen. I was expecting a war.”
'THE MOTHERF****** CELT' – HYPER TYRONE McKENNA REACTS TO WIN OVER MIKEY SAKYI IN GOLDEN CONTRACT https://t.co/zmeIQxwckN— iFL TV™ (@IFLTV) November 23, 2019