Tyrone McKenna looking to impress at Belfast show

Tyrone McKenna is loving life at the minute and he believes his new burst of energy will see him steal the show on March 28.

McKenna faces Istvan Kiss at Andersonstown Leisure Centre in the first six rounder of his professional career.

It will be the toughest test of McKenna’s fledgling pro career but he says being back home in Belfast instead of being based in America has helped his game.

“I am happier being at home with my young family but America was a great experience for me.

“In the USA I could concentrate on boxing all the time because that is all there was to do.

“The sparring over there was tough as well but I prefer it in Belfast.

“I still train as hard and it’s just good after a hard day of training, to go home and relax with the family,” he added.

McKenna is now managed by former pro boxer Mark Ginley and he says things are going well.

“I fought about five weeks ago and now I am out again on March 28. There are also plans for another fight in a few weeks’ time.

“Mark is doing a good job and keeping me busy. He has got me sponsors on board and he as been putting me through my paces as he is a personal trainer.

“In America I would have been in a fight and then out of action for three months.

“In that time I would have put loads of weight on, so the next time I got a fight I would have to struggle with my weight and fitness before the next outing.

“But after my last fight at the Devenish, I knew that I had another fight in a few weeks, so I have been training away.

“I have also been very strict with my diet and I am feeling fit and strong, and my weight is spot-on,” he added.

And McKenna says he looking forward to facing Kiss at the Belfast venue.

“He has quite a good record and I have watched him in action. He is a southpaw and he likes to box.

“The last guy I fought was there to survive and he came to hold on and that meant I did not look great.

“But you will see the best of me, if this guy comes to box and fight.

“I am up for challenge and the aim this year is to be busy and keep on winning.

“Then we will look at getting a shot at a title at the start of 2016.

“But first of all I have to beat Kiss on Marxh 28,” he added.

Also on the bill James Tennyson faces Kris Hughes for the Celtic Title.

That fight is also a British title eliminator.

Paul Hyland jnr, Dee Walsh, James Fryers, Mark Morris and Daniel ‘Insane’ McShane and Joe Hillerby will also feature.

Tickets are available from the boxers on the show or on 07712 473905.