July sixteenth, 2021
Towering at 6ft 1in and undefeated in eight fights all by KO, Irish welterweight Hitman Stevie McKenna has warned rival Conor Benn that he’ll be too large and powerful for the “wee” Brit if and once they struggle.
Chatting with Ali Drew for an unique interview on Hennessy Sports activities’ YouTube Channel, McKenna says that he’d be main menace to Benn who is aware of that the County Monaghan terror is just too highly effective and doesn’t fancy the struggle as he would lose his title, document and delight if he misplaced.
Unbeaten McKenna has precipitated a stir since his professional debut within the super-lightweight division with eight beautiful stoppages, 5 have been worn out within the opening spherical and just one has made it into the fifth, however now that the 24-year-old has moved as much as the 147-pound ranks, he believes he shall be an much more devastating power.
McKenna mentioned, “I’m constructing into a giant robust 147, I’m six foot one, I’ll fill into an enormous 147. I used to be large for 140 so arising for 147 I really feel loads stronger and dealing on my energy punching.
“It’s going to be thrilling at 147, there’s quite a lot of names on the market that I’d be after.
“As you recognize Conor Benn’s certainly one of them, I’d like to get him into the ring, if he’ll get into the ring with me. I don’t suppose he’d need it.”
“He is aware of, he is aware of I’m too large too and powerful for him. I’d don’t have any drawback taking Conor Benn out of there. I’d struggle him within the morning.
“Conor Benn’s actually solely a wee small super-lightweight. He’s not a 147, he’s very small, I’m too robust and massive for him,”
“The 147 is a robust division in the intervening time and within the subsequent two years I need to be up there successful a world title and be up there with them names.
“Hopefully subsequent yr we’ll get large fights and get Connor Benn subsequent summer season. It’s a struggle that the followers within the UK and Eire would like to see and it will be a giant struggle.
“We’d like large fights again in Eire as nicely and it may occur there and within the UK the followers would like to see it,”
Within the wide-ranging interview, McKenna talks about his current sparring journey to England with Robbie Davies Jr.; sparring with brother Aaron and changing into joint World Champions.
Additionally, aiming to grow to be Irish boxing’s subsequent large star; his elevated reputation since combating dwell on Channel 5 and; combating the very best within the 147-pound division.
Plus, the winner of the super-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence and his newfound love of horse using and rather more.