— padraig mc crory (@padraigmc1988) November 30, 2018
Last night, Tyrone McKenna scored a one-point (96-95) win over Scottish rival Lewis Benson on the big BoxNation show in Glasgow.
A toe-to-toe brawl throughout, the heavier shots of McKenna were seemingly rewarded above the work rate and counter-punching of Benson and ‘The Mighty Celt’ got the points win to kick-start his career following a loss to Jack Catterall during the summer.
The verdict led to much debate, with many disagreeing with the result of the show-stealing scrap at the Emirates Arena.
Following the win, McKenna [17(6)-1(0)-1] was congratulated by his fellow Irish fighters:
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) November 30, 2018
Bua @Tyronemck ✊
— Tommy McCarthy (@Tommymac90) December 1, 2018
— Eamonn O'Kane (@KingKane11) December 1, 2018
Nice win for all the irish tonight 👌🏽 pic.twitter.com/4poBLC9jqX
— Declan Geraghty (@Deco_Gero) December 1, 2018
@Tyronemck congratulations on the win last night mate.
— Daniel McShane (@InsaneBoxer1) December 1, 2018
legend congrats my man delighted for ya :):)
— jono carroll (@jono_carroll) December 1, 2018
— Davey oliver joyce (@daveyoliver101) November 30, 2018
Many boxers, however, felt that Benson [12(2)-2(0)] had done enough to win:
What a great fight from both fighters. I thought @Lewisb64 won that by 1 or 2 rounds.
— Josh Taylor (@JoshTaylorBoxer) November 30, 2018
Boxing is fucked up gotta feel for benson there. Refs and judges these days scoring fights on someone coming forward and aggression
— Pauly Upton (@PAULY_UPTONCLAN) November 30, 2018
— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) November 30, 2018
That’s one of the worst robbery’s Iv seen in boxing @Lewisb64 won that fight by at least 7-8 rounds
— johnny coyle (@johnny_coyle1) November 30, 2018
Benson never beat there boxing is so corrupt judges ruining fighters lives. Sad to see.
— Caoimhin Agyarko (@caoimhinagyarko) November 30, 2018
Boxing media types, too, felt that Benson deserved the nod.
What a fight @Tyronemck points win over Lewis Benson. Not a scream up decision but thought Lewis, just edged it.
— Steve Lillis (@stevelillis) November 30, 2018
Jeebus, hand on heart I thought Benson won that. Great fight though
— David Mohan (@DavidMohan99) November 30, 2018
Should happen again regardless. Scandalous scores. Lewis Benson won that fight, simple as. https://t.co/NYBZJY4POW
— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) November 30, 2018
Photo Credit: Ally McKenzie (Sideline Films)