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#Aaron McKenna

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Double trouble: Monaghan's McKenna bros earn stoppage victories against durable foes
# Brothers In Arms
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# Brothers In Arms

Double trouble: Monaghan's McKenna bros earn stoppage victories against durable foes

Dec 12th 2020, 12:32 AM 5,232 Views 2 Comments

Aaron became the first man in 79 to stop Jordan Grannum, while Stevie adjusted to halt another teak-tough veteran in MJ Hall.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Monaghan's McKenna brothers to fight on same bill for first time, live on British TV
# Double Trouble
From The42
# Double Trouble

Monaghan's McKenna brothers to fight on same bill for first time, live on British TV

Nov 17th 2020, 8:51 PM 8,066 Views 1 Comment

Older brother Stevie will fight twice in as many weekends while Aaron will dust off the cobwebs at the end of a pandemic-stalled career year.

# aaron-mckenna - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Stevie McKenna to fight on UK TV for first time next weekend
# Hitman For Hire
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# Hitman For Hire

Stevie McKenna to fight on UK TV for first time next weekend

Aug 27th 2020, 9:41 PM 9,282 Views 1 Comment

The former Irish Elite amateur champion has seen his career take a temporary detour during the pandemic.

# aaron-mckenna - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'Who'd have thought two guys from Smithborough would have Freddie Roach standing in their corner?'
# Farney Goes To Hollywood
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# Farney Goes To Hollywood

'Who'd have thought two guys from Smithborough would have Freddie Roach standing in their corner?'

May 20th 2020, 10:28 PM 22,039 Views 6 Comments

Three ‘ordinary human beings’ from Monaghan have added a boxing legend to their arsenal as they try to do something extraordinary halfway across the world.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 15 February, 2020

McKenna brothers join forces with legendary trainer Freddie Roach
# What A Move
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# What A Move

McKenna brothers join forces with legendary trainer Freddie Roach

Feb 15th 2020, 12:04 AM 6,762 Views 1 Comment

The Hall-of-Fame trainer will take the Smithborough siblings under his wing at his Wild Card gym in Hollywood.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Aaron McKenna's first fight of 2020 booked for March
# The Silencer
From The42
# The Silencer

Aaron McKenna's first fight of 2020 booked for March

Jan 28th 2020, 8:49 PM 4,863 Views 3 Comments

The 20-year-old will look to move to 11-0 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, in eight weeks’ time.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 6 December, 2019

Impressive KO wins for Jason Quigley and Aaron McKenna in California
# LA Story
From The42
# LA Story

Impressive KO wins for Jason Quigley and Aaron McKenna in California

Dec 6th 2019, 8:50 AM 6,597 Views 4 Comments

‘There’ll be a belt on the line in the next couple of fights for me,’ says Quigley.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Stevie McKenna will seek a third straight pro victory on Saturday week
# Momentum
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# Momentum

Stevie McKenna will seek a third straight pro victory on Saturday week

Jul 23rd 2019, 3:55 PM 1,983 Views 0 Comments

The light-welterweight has won his first two professional contests inside the opening round.

# aaron-mckenna - Thursday 11 July, 2019

McKenna brothers add renowned former world trainer of the year to coaching team
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

McKenna brothers add renowned former world trainer of the year to coaching team

Jul 11th 2019, 12:01 AM 6,585 Views 1 Comment

The Smithborough youngsters will now work with Robert Garcia.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Monaghan star Aaron McKenna returns to the ring in California seeking ninth consecutive win
# California Dreaming
From The42
# California Dreaming

Monaghan star Aaron McKenna returns to the ring in California seeking ninth consecutive win

Jul 6th 2019, 11:33 AM 5,929 Views 3 Comments

The 20-year-old boxer beat Mexico’s Daniel Perales inside two rounds a fortnight ago.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Monaghan's Aaron McKenna moves to 8-0 with second round stoppage win in California
# Flying High
From The42
# Flying High

Monaghan's Aaron McKenna moves to 8-0 with second round stoppage win in California

Jun 22nd 2019, 11:02 AM 7,438 Views 7 Comments

The 19-year-old maintained his perfect record with a one-sided victory against Daniel Perales.

# aaron-mckenna - Thursday 13 June, 2019

'They don't know how we ended up out here in California - two Irish lads aged 22 and 19'
# Locked And Loaded
From The42
# Locked And Loaded

'They don't know how we ended up out here in California - two Irish lads aged 22 and 19'

Jun 13th 2019, 7:52 PM 11,355 Views 2 Comments

Stevie McKenna returns to the ring for his second professional bout in California tonight.

# aaron-mckenna - Monday 13 May, 2019

Irish youngster McKenna to have 8th professional fight in California next month
# Sucking Diesel
From The42
# Sucking Diesel

Irish youngster McKenna to have 8th professional fight in California next month

May 13th 2019, 10:25 AM 3,968 Views 4 Comments

‘The Silencer’ [7-0, 4KOs] takes to the ring just over a week after his older brother, Stevie, has his second pro bout.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 3 May, 2019

Stevie McKenna looking to add to impressive debut KO as second fight is confirmed
# Next
From The42
# Next

Stevie McKenna looking to add to impressive debut KO as second fight is confirmed

May 3rd 2019, 7:06 PM 2,659 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old is the older brother of Aaron McKenna and, in his own right, one of the country’s best boxing prospects.

# aaron-mckenna - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Monaghan boxing star Stevie McKenna cruises to dream pro debut victory
# Super Start Stateside
From The42
# Super Start Stateside

Monaghan boxing star Stevie McKenna cruises to dream pro debut victory

Apr 7th 2019, 4:44 PM 6,184 Views 1 Comment

The 21-year-old, older brother of Aaron, made a real statement on his punch-for-pay bow.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 8 March, 2019

Stevie McKenna to make long-awaited professional boxing debut next month
# Hitman
From The42
# Hitman

Stevie McKenna to make long-awaited professional boxing debut next month

Mar 8th 2019, 7:22 PM 4,253 Views 2 Comments

The former Irish Elite champion and European Youth silver medalist has been training in California for almost a year.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 22 February, 2019

Aaron McKenna to face unbeaten, larger Mexican in 7th pro fight
# Tough Test
From The42
# Tough Test

Aaron McKenna to face unbeaten, larger Mexican in 7th pro fight

Feb 22nd 2019, 4:01 PM 4,368 Views 0 Comments

‘The Silencer’ from Co. Monaghan will face the naturally larger Loretto Olivas [3-0, 1KO] on 30 March.

# aaron-mckenna - Sunday 20 January, 2019

The shed out the back where the McKenna brothers' boxing dream began
# Something's In The Water
From The42
# Something's In The Water

The shed out the back where the McKenna brothers' boxing dream began

Jan 20th 2019, 10:00 AM 5,402 Views 0 Comments

Aaron and Stevie McKenna now live in California while pursuing their dreams of world titles.

# aaron-mckenna - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

'It's great that our dad is there to tell us to calm down if things go out of control a wee bit'
# The McKennas
From The42
# The McKennas

'It's great that our dad is there to tell us to calm down if things go out of control a wee bit'

Dec 26th 2018, 12:00 PM 19,768 Views 7 Comments

Monaghan youngsters Aaron and Stevie McKenna talk life in California, adding Kendrick Lamar to their American fanbase, and sparring the great Vasyl Lomachenko.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Monaghan youngster McKenna spars pound-for-pound star Lomachenko ahead of new-year debut
# The Lads
From The42
# The Lads

Monaghan youngster McKenna spars pound-for-pound star Lomachenko ahead of new-year debut

Nov 20th 2018, 5:44 PM 8,393 Views 3 Comments

The Smithborough stylist is expected to make his pro debut with Golden Boy Promotions early in the new year.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Stevie McKenna expected to sign with major US promoter as he begins pro career
# Double Act
From The42
# Double Act

Stevie McKenna expected to sign with major US promoter as he begins pro career

Nov 10th 2018, 2:57 PM 4,598 Views 1 Comment

The42 understands that Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions are in talks to sign the Monaghan lightweight.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 9 November, 2018

Kendrick Lamar comes to watch McKenna as Irish teenager lays waste to opponent in California
# The Silencer
From The42
# The Silencer

Kendrick Lamar comes to watch McKenna as Irish teenager lays waste to opponent in California

Nov 9th 2018, 9:57 AM 12,726 Views 3 Comments

The Smithborough young gun showed trademark poise in his disposal of a heavy-handed Mexican foe.

# aaron-mckenna - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'It'll be unbelievable to have two brothers from Monaghan fighting over here in Los Angeles'
# Double Trouble
From The42
# Double Trouble

'It'll be unbelievable to have two brothers from Monaghan fighting over here in Los Angeles'

Nov 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 5,255 Views 3 Comments

Monaghan teenager Aaron McKenna returns to the ring live on ESPN on Thursday night.

# aaron-mckenna - Thursday 1 November, 2018

McKenna brothers add Kendrick Lamar to list of fans ahead of Aaron's ESPN fight next week
# All The Stars
From The42
# All The Stars

McKenna brothers add Kendrick Lamar to list of fans ahead of Aaron's ESPN fight next week

Nov 1st 2018, 6:33 PM 6,795 Views 4 Comments

Aaron McKenna will open ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes’ TV broadcast on 8 November.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 19 October, 2018

Monaghan's teen boxing prodigy Aaron McKenna signs endorsement deal with Adidas
# Sponsored Athlete
From The42
# Sponsored Athlete

Monaghan's teen boxing prodigy Aaron McKenna signs endorsement deal with Adidas

Oct 19th 2018, 10:24 PM 8,171 Views 5 Comments

The Smithborough star will be kitted out in adidas boxing gear for the next two years at least.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Golden Boy president: Vegas win will make Spike the no.1 middleweight contender in the world
# Big Break
From The42
# Big Break

Golden Boy president: Vegas win will make Spike the no.1 middleweight contender in the world

Sep 15th 2018, 9:00 AM 6,130 Views 10 Comments

Eric Gomez also told The42 that Golden Boy are open to putting on a show in Ireland once Jason Quigley wins a world title.

# aaron-mckenna - Sunday 9 September, 2018

'Ah, I should be grand!': Cork teenager to fight twice in Tijuana before knuckling down for the Leaving Cert
# Sweet Science
From The42
# Sweet Science

'Ah, I should be grand!': Cork teenager to fight twice in Tijuana before knuckling down for the Leaving Cert

Sep 9th 2018, 8:00 AM 32,747 Views 5 Comments

The 17-year-old will become Ireland’s youngest professional boxer in Mexico later this month.

# aaron-mckenna - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'Some experience to get at 19!': McKenna sparred Amir Khan less than a week after his 5th pro win
# Divil A Fear
From The42
# Divil A Fear

'Some experience to get at 19!': McKenna sparred Amir Khan less than a week after his 5th pro win

Aug 19th 2018, 7:15 AM 6,237 Views 0 Comments

Five days after Aaron McKenna’s abrasive fifth pro win, he hopped in the ring for a go-around with Amir Khan.

# aaron-mckenna - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Monaghan's McKenna emphatically emerges from decent slugfest in 5th pro fight
# 5-0
From The42
# 5-0

Monaghan's McKenna emphatically emerges from decent slugfest in 5th pro fight

Aug 12th 2018, 3:26 AM 8,591 Views 0 Comments

The 19-year-old enjoyed a decent learning fight overnight in Tinsel Town.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Irish fans can watch teen sensation Aaron McKenna's fifth pro fight in Hollywood tonight
# The Silencer
From The42
# The Silencer

Irish fans can watch teen sensation Aaron McKenna's fifth pro fight in Hollywood tonight

Aug 11th 2018, 8:45 AM 8,658 Views 2 Comments

The teenage ‘Silencer”s ascent to stardom continues live on Facebook in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

# aaron-mckenna - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

The U.S. startup steering top Irish talents toward the top of the boxing world
# Perfect Match
From The42
# Perfect Match

The U.S. startup steering top Irish talents toward the top of the boxing world

Aug 1st 2018, 10:49 PM 7,008 Views 2 Comments

Sheer Sports guide the careers of boxers Jason Quigley and Aaron McKenna, and they’re on the lookout for more Irish talent.

# aaron-mckenna - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Monaghan's McKenna lands 5th pro fight in Hollywood - and Irish fans will be able to watch it
# Future Star
From The42
# Future Star

Monaghan's McKenna lands 5th pro fight in Hollywood - and Irish fans will be able to watch it

Jul 19th 2018, 5:23 PM 5,118 Views 0 Comments

‘The Silencer”s ascent to stardom will continue on Saturday 11 August, and his fight will be available for all to watch.

# aaron-mckenna - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Monaghan's McKenna picks up third straight stoppage as Sugar Ray Leonard watches on in Santa Monica
# The Silencer
From The42
# The Silencer

Monaghan's McKenna picks up third straight stoppage as Sugar Ray Leonard watches on in Santa Monica

May 24th 2018, 2:03 PM 6,769 Views 2 Comments

Aaron McKenna moved to 4-0(3KOs) after bashing up Darrel Harris last night.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Monaghan's Aaron McKenna weighs in for 4th pro bout at Sugar Ray Leonard fight night
# Teenage Dreams
From The42
# Teenage Dreams

Monaghan's Aaron McKenna weighs in for 4th pro bout at Sugar Ray Leonard fight night

May 22nd 2018, 9:30 PM 23,765 Views 11 Comments

The 18-year-old former European Schoolboys champion and Euro Youth silver medalist fights in front of an icon tomorrow night.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 27 April, 2018

Monaghan boxing star McKenna to fight in front of Sugar Ray Leonard next month
# Big Night
From The42
# Big Night

Monaghan boxing star McKenna to fight in front of Sugar Ray Leonard next month

Apr 27th 2018, 4:56 PM 4,052 Views 1 Comment

Aaron McKenna will take to the ring for the fourth time as a pro at a prestigious event in his new hometown.

# aaron-mckenna - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Monaghan boxing star Stevie McKenna joins brother Aaron in turning pro across the pond
# Hitting The Bigtime
From The42
# Hitting The Bigtime

Monaghan boxing star Stevie McKenna joins brother Aaron in turning pro across the pond

Apr 15th 2018, 7:10 AM 5,578 Views 3 Comments

Stevie McKenna will relocate to California to begin his professional career next month.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 13 April, 2018

Irish teen Aaron McKenna scores another impressive first-round knockout in California
# Peach
From The42
# Peach

Irish teen Aaron McKenna scores another impressive first-round knockout in California

Apr 13th 2018, 9:02 AM 10,776 Views 8 Comments

Ireland and Golden Boy Promotions’ youngest professional fighter moves to 3-0 (2KOs) in style.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Monaghan teenager McKenna to fight live-dog opponent in California on Thursday
# Stepping Up
From The42
# Stepping Up

Monaghan teenager McKenna to fight live-dog opponent in California on Thursday

Apr 10th 2018, 5:42 PM 8,234 Views 4 Comments

‘The Silencer’ returns to Fantasy Springs on Thursday night for his third professional bout.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 23 March, 2018

Teen star Aaron McKenna wrecks opponent early on US television debut
# Golden Boy
From The42
# Golden Boy

Teen star Aaron McKenna wrecks opponent early on US television debut

Mar 23rd 2018, 8:22 AM 12,122 Views 4 Comments

Aaron McKenna wasn’t hanging around on his return to the ring.

# aaron-mckenna - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Young Monaghan sensation McKenna gets new fight after Mexican's paperwork debacle
# Sorted
From The42
# Sorted

Young Monaghan sensation McKenna gets new fight after Mexican's paperwork debacle

Mar 14th 2018, 7:06 PM 4,693 Views 0 Comments

The 18-year-old ‘Silencer’ returns to the ring on 22 March.

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