Tyrone McKenna promises brutal masterclass on Friday

RINGSIDE 21/06/2019


Tyrone McKenna is bristling with intent as he prepares to clash with Darragh Foley for the WBC International super-lightweight title on Friday night.

The Belfast vs. Dublin clash takes place on a stacked #MTKFightNight at Ulster Hall – live on ESPN in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV – with many predicting fireworks.

As he prepares for today’s press conference, McKenna is relishing meeting his opponent face to face.

McKenna said: “I know what kind of fight Foley is. I’ve watched him live. He does some things well but a lot of things badly and I think I can exploit them.

“I won’t dive into tactics but I believe I’m the better fighter all-round in every department. I’m fully confident.

“From what I’ve seen, he’s a big character. He seems to be eccentric and loud – a bit like myself – so it could be an exciting press conference.

“He’s from Dublin and proud of it and I’m from Belfast and proud of it so the fans are in for a treat inside and outside the ring.

“Hopefully you see a smart, calm, collected and more complete Tyrone McKenna than you’ve ever seen. I’m training very hard and I showed my boxing skills in my last fight – albeit against a lesser opponent. I’ll build on that and I think you’ll see a real masterclass of a display from me that night.”


Joining McKenna vs. Foley on a sensational bill is the WBO European light-heavyweight title collision between former sparring partners Steven Ward and Liam Conroy plus two potentially show-stopping welterweight bouts between Paddy Gallagher and Liam Wells, and Lewis Crocker against Karim Aliliche.

A busy undercard sees the likes of Taylor McGoldrick, Caoimhin Agyarko and Owen O’Neill in action.