Darragh Foley determined to score historic win over Tyrone McKenna

RINGSIDE 19/06/2019

Darragh ‘Super’ Foley is determined to banish the ghosts of his last title fight when he steps up against Tyrone McKenna for the WBC International super-lightweight crown.

The two big characters collide in a scheduled 10-rounder on Friday’s #MTKFightNight at Ulster Hall – live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV – and Foley is desperate to return to the world rankings.

The Australian-based Irishman, who grew up in Dublin, heads to Belfast having bounced back from his IBF European title points defeat to Akeem Ennis Brown with two quick-fire victories.

Foley said: “Fans can expect ‘Super’ Foley from now on. Against Brown, I was just ‘Average’ Foley. It’s time to show who I really am.

“I just want to win, win, and win some more now because the pain of losing that fight is still fresh in my mind.

“I had two fights in Scotland and London that were very frustrating but my tour of the British & Irish isles continues and Belfast is the next stop. I’m excited.

“I’ve learned a lot about myself recently – not just about fighting. When I fought Brown, I was a shell of the man I really am due to various things. They all form an excuse but I don’t want to go into it. Maybe I’ll talk about it after this fight.

“All I’m fixated on right now is Tyrone McKenna. This is the most exciting all-Irish title fight on paper in years and I’m up for creating history in there.”

Joining McKenna vs. Foley at the top of a sensational bill is Steven Ward vs. Liam Conroy for the WBO European light-heavyweight title with two potentially show-stealing welterweight clashes in Paddy Gallagher vs. Liam Wells and Lewis Crocker vs. Karim Aliliche also on the card.

The likes of Taylor McGoldrick, Caoimhin Agyarko and Owen O’Neill will look to steal some thunder on the undercard.