Indeed, ‘The Mighty Celt’ believes he is for an “easy night” when he takes on Tallaght’s Sean Creagh for the BUI Celtic Nations light welterweight title on the eagerly anticipated Titanic Exhibition Centre-hosted fight night.
The Belfast versus Dublin clash was confirmed last night (although it was mooted by Irish-Boxing.com nearly six weeks ago), and has already caught the imagination somewhat as the capital and the capital of Irish boxing collide.
Undefeated 26 year old McKenna claims he has stopped 80% of the Dublin opponents he faced in the amateurs, and predicts he will do the same to Creagh on the Boxnation fight night next month.
“In my previous Dublin clashes I’ve fared brilliant. I’d say I’ve stopped about 80 percent of my Dublin opponents and I think the only Dub to beat me in a competition was Phil Sutcliffe Jr,” an excited McKenna told Irish-boxing.com.
McKenna does admit that ever-improving and all-action crowd-pleaser Creagh represents a step up for him at this stage of his career, but believes he will have too much for a fighter with limited amateur experience, and predicts a stoppage win.
“Sean brings two things to the table. First up is fitness, we all know he’s a fitness freak and trains hard. Secondly he brings a bit of power, but power and fitness can only get you so far.
“I am the fittest I’ve ever been, I’m hitting hard, I’m faster, more experienced, more elusive and more skilled. All that will be apparent come November 5th. I believe if I stick to my boxing it will be an easy night for me and I’ll get the stoppage in the middle rounds.”