Tyrone McKenna has told Darragh Foley a piping hot Belfast cauldron awaits when the pair clash for the WBC International crown on June 21’s #MTKFightNight.
McKenna (18-1-1, 6 KOs) will enjoy home advantage at Ulster Hall – live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV – against Dublin-raised Foley (17-3-1, 9 KOs) with the chance to enter the world rankings at stake.
While Australia-based Foley remains a popular figure in his homeland, ‘The Mighty Celt’ has warned fans in the famous old venue cheering for ‘Super’ will go completely unheard.
McKenna said: “The Ulster Hall will be one man’s house and that’s mine. I’m the Belfast hero, loved by my supporters and the city.
“On the night, my fans will take the place over as they usually and do and drown out whatever fans he brings from Dublin.
“I’ve fought in big title bouts in my hometown before but there’s something special about headlining a historic place like Ulster Hall against someone from a rival city.
“I truly believe this’ll be my biggest night and all it does is spur me on to bring the best Tyrone McKenna into that ring.
“I’m massively up for this and I’m just very, very excited.”
Joining McKenna vs. Foley on what has the potential to be a classic night of Belfast boxing is Steven Ward vs. Liam Conroy for the WBO light-heavyweight title plus two other intriguing match-ups in Paddy Gallagher vs. Liam Wells and Gary Cully vs. Renald Garrido.
The likes of Lewis Crocker, Taylor McGoldrick and Caoimhin Agyarko will look to steal the limelight on the undercard.