Tyrone McKenna forced to change hit-list following Davies defeat


Tyrone McKenna‘s hit-list once was as long as the freakishly tall light welter, but a it’s a slate now free of the name of Ohara Davies among others.

Having started to develop a reputation for himself outside the boxing family with recent wins, the Belfast fighter is keen to step up to the next level.

As a result he has been dropping names with the same regularity as pop video dancers drop their rears. McKenna isn’t too picky when it comes to who provides step-up opposition, but In recent months it seemed Matchroom fighter Davies was top of his list.

However, after the trash talking English fighter lost to Cyclone Promotion’s Josh Taylor, McKenna claims Ohara is no longer on his radar – although some may suggest the way he goads the recently defeated fighter he may have some interest in the clash.

Davies is not the only target to fall through for McKenna [14(6)-0-1] in recent months, with Taylor, Tommy Carus, and Robbie Davies Jr, all off the immediate horizon.

Outlining his current plans, a tongue-in-cheek McKenna told IFL TV that “I wanted Tom Farrell but unfortunately he is fighting some bum [Davies]. Hopefully once he beats him he will take a step up and stop fighting journey men.

“Ohara Davis is old news he isn’t on my radar now. What is he fighting for now about £500 a round? Why would I want that? I want money fights. He has been knocked off his pedestal and he isn’t on my radar anymore,” continued ‘The Mighty Celt.’

“After the last fight, I’d say Tom Farrell is going to stop him. Farrell is another one I want as well. I will fight whoever is relevant.”

The Lenadoon southpaw is in the beginnings of camp ahead of his next bout, and wants to fight for a belt following a temporary move back down to journeymen in his most recent fight.

“I hope to have a fight by the end of September,” said McKenna. “Hopefully it’s a title fight. Obviously I have called out everyone under the sun so hopefully it’s one of them.”

Big domestic names that appear to fit into this timeline include Josh Leather, Chris Jenkins, Phil Sutcliffe Jr, and Tommy Coyle.

Watch McKenna speak to IFL TV in full:

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