‘The Mighty Celt’ has been vocal about wanting to put on a show since his defeat to Ohara Davis in the Golden Contract, stating he values fan pleasure of titles.
As a result, he has been targeting names and fighters he believes can help deliver entertainment for fight followers when it comes to picking opponents.
Since Davis he has had a fight-of-the-year contender with Jose Felix, traded leather with Regis Prograis and gone to war with Chris Jenkins.
He takes on Liam Taylor [25(12)-2(1)-1] on the Michael Conlan – Karim Guerfi undercard at the SSE Arena on December 10, in a fight that already has peaked fan attention.
A clash with the former European, British and Commonwealth title challenger doesn’t scream fireworks ala Jenkins, but it is intriguing and has the potential to ignite.
‘Dynamo’ is a good pro who has wins over the likes of Tyrone Nurse and Darren Tetley, he has the ability to be competitive against the Belfast welter, which should lead to an interesting fight at the very least.
Taylor also brings the WBO European title to the table, meaning a world ranking at welter is up for grabs for McKenna.
The McKenna-Taylor pairing is the second to be confirmed for the Winter card. Graham McCormack will put his BUI light middleweight Celtic title on the line against Fearghus Quinn in a bout that has war written all over it.
Sean McComb also appears and Kieran Molly and Kurt Walker should be confirmed on the bill as soon as they come through fights in Germany this weekend unscathed.