BOXING: Tyrone McKenna gets new opponent for undercard of Carl Frampton versus Nonito Donaire

Tyrone McKenna
Tyrone McKenna

Belfast’s Tyrone McKenna will face Anthony Upton Jr on the undercard of the Carl Frampton versus Nonito Donaire fight at the SSE Arena in nbelfast on April 21 following an injury to McKenna’s original opponent Phil Sutcliffe Jr.

Super-lightweight McKenna will enjoy plenty of home support in Belfast on the night but must now redirect his attention to Upton Jr after Dublin’s Sutcliffe Jr sustained a knee injury.

McKenna said: “It’s always a disappointment because we’ve been preparing for Phil Sutcliffe Jr for the last seven weeks but we’ve managed to find a really good replacement.

“It’s another Belfast man and that’s very exciting for the fans. I’ve known Anthony Upton Jr since he started boxing and I know it’ll be an exciting fight.

“It’s a fight I believe I’ll win. I’m looking forward to it. I have to change a few things tactically but I’ll be more than ready in four weeks’ time.”

Upton Jr said: “I’m very happy with this opportunity.

“I’ve waited for it for a while. Tyrone has been on big shows before and this is my chance to use that platform to show people who I am.

“I’m looking forward to letting everyone know what I’m about. Everyone’s in for a good night.”