Tyrone McKenna [11(3)-0-1] is a new man these past few months. The Belfast man has linked up with MGM, has been training hard in Marbella and Liverpool, has been getting regular fights, and will next month face an undefeated Irish rival.
‘The Mighty Celt’ fights Sean Creagh [4(2)-0] over eight rounds for the Celtic Nations title on the Belfast Boxnation bill on November 5th, and may need to grow his famous moustache out to try and conceal his now-constant grin.
McKenna explained to Irish-Boxing.com that “I’m just so positive at this moment in my career. Everything just seems to be going right for the first ever/ I’m getting regular fights and with a great trainer a great management. I’m boxing brilliant. I’m moving up in class. I’m now going to be on televised fights and fighting for belts.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing what the next 6 months bring to the table and hopefully I keep on rising and moving up the ranks.”
The Belfast light welter revealed that accepting the clash of styles contest with Creagh at the Titanic Exhibition Centre was a no-brainer. He noted how “I didn’t even think about it really, I accepted it straight away.”
“I was delighted when I heard cause it’s what I’ve wanted, an all-Irish fight against an unbeaten fighter in front of my home crowd on Boxnation. What’s not to want?”
“It’s great that it’s a title fight and shows that I’m moving in the right direction but I’m more buzzing about the fact that I’m fighting an undefeated prospect and am in a tough fight.”
The fight with the Tallaght tornado is one which McKenna is taking seriously, and he described how the importance of the bout is giving him an extra edge in training, stating how “it definitely gets me more up for it going into this fight.”
“There’s a new lease of energy everyday in training. I’m putting it in the wee bit more and I know I have to be on my A-game.”
“It’s just nice to say to my fans that I’m in a real fight an exciting fight.”