MOMENTUM is key according to Ireland’s boxing brothers Aaron and Stevie McKenna as they look to maintain their unbeaten records in London later this month.
Both Aaron and Stevie are set to feature on Hennessy Sports’ latest fight night, which is taking place on Friday 10th December at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and being broadcast live on Channel Five.
Joining them on the bill will be cruiserweight Isaac Chamberlain, unbeaten heavyweight prospect Tommy Welch as well as a plethora of talent including Mick Hennessy Jr, Idris Virgo and Kaisee Benjamin.
This latest outing continues a busy period for the brothers in what will be their third contest in as many months.
Last time out, Aaron went the distance with Gabor Gorbics in Coventry, while Stevie knocked out his opponent Richmond Djarbeng in the Midlands.
Next week Stevie, who has a record of 10-0 (KOs), will be looking to extend his unbeaten run and pick up the vacant IBF Youth Welterweight title in the process when he comes up against Abdul Aziz Quartey (19-5).
Meanwhile Aaron (13-0, 7KOs) also has the chance to win a belt in the capital, as he contests Carlos Gallego for the WBC World Youth Middleweight title.
Looking ahead to their respective bouts, both Aaron and Stevie highlighted the importance of form and momentum.
“Momentum is very important to me, Hennessy Sports have been doing a fantastic job in keeping me busy and active,” said Aaron.
“It’s important to get as much experience as I can. People can expect to see fireworks from me in my next fight, I’m going to put on an explosive performance for everyone there and everyone watching on Channel Five.”
Stevie, echoed the thoughts of his brother on the importance of momentum and says he’s just looking to improve all the time.
“I’m one of the busiest fighters out there,” he added.
“I just want to keep making noise with every fight and keep growing and growing into a better fighter.
“My last fight only lasted 40 seconds, I was in against a guy with a great record and I think I made a statement with that win.
“I go out to entertain and go for the knockouts so don’t blink if you’re watching.”