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‘The Silencer’ McKenna make more noise taking out another opponent live on DAZN

Aaron McKenna waved goodbye his teens in destructive style in America last night.

The Monaghan fighter, who turns 20 early next month, registered his eight successive win registering victory at the Fantasy Springs Casino and kept his unblemished record in tact.

‘The Silencer’ dominated and eventually stopped Mexican Daniel Perales live on a Golden Boy promoted DAZN broadcast card. 

The 19-year-old dropped Perales, who was the first fighter he faced not to bring a winning record to the ring with him, in the first round.

The younger brother of Stevie McKenna, who was registering his second successive knockout win the week previous, continued the onslaught in the second and had his fifth career stoppage before a minute of the second stanza was completed.

“I feel good, I felt very strong,” McKenna said in the ring after the win.

“It was a really good performance. I was in with an experienced fighter and took him out early.

“Once I had the first exchange I knew I could handle him and get him out of there. I’m delighted with my performance.”

“It was a good learning fight. It’s important that Aaron develops that KO punch and gets these type of fighters out early,” his father Fergal McKenna added.

“This was the perfect setting for that. Aaron is starting to hit harder. It was very evident in this fight.”




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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