Aaron and Stephen McKenna | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 66
Mike and Cedric discuss Aaron McKenna, who’s two years younger (19) and one inch taller than his older brother, has compiled a 7-0 (4 KOs) record since turning pro in December 2017. Aaron, who looked impressive outpointing Loretto Olivas on the DAZN-streamed Ryan Garcia-Jose Lopez undercard last Saturday, competes in the welterweight division.
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What up talking fight fans, thanks for tuning in to this great and wonderful st patrick’s day episode of knuckle up at four with your man mike orr and cedric ben in the den you know what it is man we know what you’re here for you’re here for The prospect of the day, but today you’re getting two we’re talking about this brother duo, the mckenna, brothers, aaron and stevie mckenna.
Cedric tell me you like these boys right, yeah man.
Of course they battle it out.
Um they’ll start with a couple of jabs aaron aaron uh uh he’ll come out with a couple of jabs, but you know he’ll, bang it out stevie.
He doesn’t you know he.
Doesn’T he doesn’t waste any time he’s coming out banging and showing you right away that uh? You know he’s coming for him, but it’s it’s true.
So we got stephen who’s.
The older brother, men aka the hitman he’s 25 years old, and this orthodox six-foot standing man now uh resides in los angeles, california, uh right now he’s rated three out of ten in uh in ireland, graded 222nd out of 1907 in that welter division, uh he’s sporting That record 11-0, with 10 kos coming off a win december.
The 10th tko in the first round against jack eubank um honestly guys got ta check that fight out man, real big one uh, his brother aaron, the younger of the two men aka the silence here, man, 22 years orthodox 6-1.
This boy’s got a 75-inch reach, he’s ranked fifth out of 10 in ireland in the middleweight division 233rd and a 1401 in the world in that division.
Man and he is also sitting in los angeles, california, right now, uh i’m going on.
I’M the younger one.
Aaron he’s uh a little bit more technical uh out of the two brothers like i said he uses his job a little bit more and is a little bit more uh, uh um, just technically sound um, but stevie.
He doesn’t he’s not playing any games, he’s coming to take your head off and is not you know not making not trying to hide it at all.
No, no he’s, definitely not trying to hide anything man uh, you know he’s he’s as an amateur.
He won a gold medal at the 2015 commonwealth, uh youth games and a silver at the european youth championships.
In the same year, uh as an amateur stevie compiled a record of 155 and 24.
and in 2015 he won gold medals at the irish national championships and the commonwealth youth games.
And you know the silver at the european union championships uh.
All in the light fly division uh.
In 2017 he moved up to the bantamweight division, winning silver medal.
At the irish national championships uh, he started off his career, though uh signing a promotional contract with oscar de la hoya’s golden boy promotions.
Uh mckenna made his professional debut on the 6th of april 2019 against trey branch at the the pico riviera sports arena in pico riviera california.
We kind of forced the opponent to the canvas uh with a barrage of punches in the first round branch made it to his feet before the referees count of ten only to be stunned by this left hand, mckenna then followed up with a four-point nomination uh.
You know, prompting the referee to call it all to a halt and the contest was awarded to mckenna uh in the first round, but big news is uh him and his brother uh have now signed uh with tournaments uh.
They both signed with who uh they’ve signed with hennessy hennessy boxing uh yeah, so they’re they’re, now both signed to a long-term contract um with hennessy, it’s uh, it’s pretty good man.
These these boys, hennessy sports boss, you know, has signed these marauding monahan duo to a long-term contract and he’s confident that these guys are, you know superstars in the making uh you know having promoted, and this guy has promoted.
People like tyson fury and carl frock uh in their career in the london-based promoter knows what a prospect looks like man.
So he recognizes the kind of promise that stevie and aaron mckenna have shown and bring to the mix in this game.
So he’s already promoted champions.
Uh and he sees champions in the making, and he believes that these two brothers are the next big thing that uh you know, they’re gon na be champions for sure, and – and you know it’s only a matter of time before we see belts on these guys waste Man, i love the way these kids fight men they’re, both hard-hitting, hard-hitting, irish boys and uh.
You know they definitely love to get in there and do it big men and uh.
You know they take.
No, you know no prisoners, man.
What is what is there um? You got any scheduled date on their next matches.
We have no schedule date on their next match.
As of yet uh, we have just you know: aaron mckenna, who’s 14-0, with seven knockouts uh, his last fight a unanimous decision when eight rounds against carlos um montillo uh, that was uh december, the 10th 2021 and his brother.
You know he’s 11 and over 10 knockouts right now and uh.
You know he’s coming off that fight december, the 10th 2021 against jack eubank.
They are geared up to be seen.
They were supposed to be seen sometime uh this month.
Uh, we don’t know if that fight is still going on if i’ve heard words that it might be canceled.
So we will let you know it hasn’t been scheduled as of yet, but they were supposed to fight this month, but uh yeah we’re we’re about to see them get underway for 2022 man and 2022 uh hennessy sport man.
They they’re saying that this is gon na be the year for these boys, so be on the lookout for these two irish boys, man and happy st patrick’s day to all you bastards out there enjoying your day have a drink.
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