‘That’s the big final’ – McKenna doesn’t want to draw Davies in Golden Contract semi finals

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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.”


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 sport for a living for 19 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