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MEET THE FIGHTERS

 

AARON MCKENNA 18-0-9 ko

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Aaron ‘The Silencer’ McKenna has a professional record consisting of 18 wins and no defeats with 9 wins coming by KO. Now 24 years old, Aaron became the youngest Irishman to turn pro at the age of 18. Hailing from Co. Monaghan, Ireland.


The youngest of 3 boxing brothers, Aaron has had an astonishingly successful amateur career. He captained Ireland 5 times in international boxing and racked up 161 fights with only 9 losses. He is an 8-time national champion, medaling with a gold medal at the European schoolboy championships and also medaling at the European junior championships. In 2017, he won a world multi-nation gold medal in Russia. That win catapulted him to exciting heights and he was the talk of the Irish and international boxing community.


Aaron was tapped to represent Ireland in the 2020 Tokyo games as Ireland's hopeful to bring home a gold medal, but he opted to turn professional on his 18th Birthday. Aaron signed with a powerhouse promotional company, Golden Boy Promotions, and got his chance to showcase his abilities on Sat, Dec 9th, 2017, live on USA TV at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas. Winning convincingly against a very Travis Conley, hailing from Houston. After the 4-round shutout, Conley was quoted as saying he had just lost to a future world champion. The Silencer, as he's dubbed himself, left the crowd roaring for more of this young teen.


Aaron was trained by hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach while in the USA and is now trained by his father, Fergal McKenna, and he is based in Ireland. Aaron has been quoted as saying he intends to become a world champion by the time he's 24, bold and lofty goals, many would say, but from his incredible debut, that dream doesn't seem so far-fetched.


On December of 2021, Aaron was crowned the WBC world youth champion. Aaron was also crowned WBC International Middleweight champion in June 2023.

STEVIE MCKENNA 14-0-13 ko

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Stephen ‘The Hitman’ McKenna is a professional boxer with a record of 14 wins, no defeats and 13 coming by KO. The 26-year-old is a very experienced boxer, having boxed on 155 occasions as an amateur boxer.


Stephen was one of the top Irish boxers produced by the Irish Boxing Association, coming through strongly as a youth boxer, winning the Irish U/18 youth title - Multi nation bronze in Russia - Commonwealth Youth Gold in Samoa - European youth silver in Poland and Irish elite Senior Champion all in the same year.


Stephen has trained and sparred with outstanding boxing notables: Vasily Lomachenko, considered by many to be the best pound 4 pound fighter in boxing across all weight classes. Sergey Lipinets, Jose Zepeda, Hikori Okada, Jose Ramirez, Javier Molina, Lee Selby, Josh Taylor and Ryan Garcia have all shared the ring with him. Stephen, who was trained by Freddie Roach while based in Los Angeles, made his pro debut in April 2019. He is currently 14-0 with 13 KO's. He comes from a very strong boxing family of 3 brothers (Gary) and (Aaron) who all represented Ireland at International level, winning gold medals.


As a professional boxer, Stephen has made a big impact with his exciting style of boxing. His motto is "You don't get paid for overtime" and he looks for a KO whenever he is fighting.