War or Boxing: McKenna warns Foley, ‘I win either way!’

RINGSIDE 13/06/2019


Tyrone McKenna sees no way for Darragh Foley can beat him to the WBC International title when the pair collide on Belfast’s #MTKFightNight on June 21.

‘The Mighty Celt’ (18-1-1, 6 KOs) collides with ‘Super’ Foley (17-3-1, 9 KOs) in the iconic surroundings of Ulster next Friday with the super-lightweight ranking title up for grabs.

As they prepare to do battle over a scheduled 10 rounds live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and also on iFL TV, McKenna is brimming with confidence.

McKenna said: “I can box, I can go to war. I can do a bit of both – I don’t mind. Everybody knows I love to fight and get dragged into the trenches. I’m there for the trenches.

“I’ve been in the gym with Danny Vaughan practicing getting back to my boxing. We’ve been working on moving and defence and that’s what I’ll try and do on the night.

“Who knows what’ll happen on the night because the crowd always plays into things so I might end up going to war after all!

“Even if I do go for a war, I’m still going to win. I believe I’m better than him in every single department and regardless of what happens tactically, I’ll get my hands on that belt.”

McKenna was last in action outclassing Oscar Amador at the same venue, while Foley blasted Rusmin Kie Raha aside inside four rounds over in Australia.

A fantastic bill also includes the WBO European light-heavyweight title clash between former sparring partners Steven Ward and Liam Conroy, an intriguing welterweight match-up between Paddy Gallagher and Liam Wells plus the likes of Lewis Crocker, Taylor McGoldrick and more on the undercard.