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

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

IRISH FANS WILL be able to tune in live for Aaron McKenna’s fifth professional fight when he takes to the ring in Hollywood on 11 August.

The newly-turned 19-year-old’s Tinsel Town debut will be the first fight shown as part of Golden Boy Promotions’ partnership with Facebook and will be streamed live in broadcast quality from the Avalon Theater.

McKenna’s growing fanbase back home in Ireland will be able to watch his upcoming bout on the Golden Boy Fight Night Facebook page when he takes to the ring in just over three weeks’ time.

In what will likely be his last four-rounder, Monaghan native McKenna [4-0, 3KOs] will raise the curtain for the GBP/Facebook world-title show, which will be headlined by Jesus Rojas’ WBA World featherweight defence against the returning Jo Jo Diaz Jr and will also contain unbeaten hometown favourite Ferdinand ‘Lucky Boy’ Kerobyan.

McKenna’s opponent will be confirmed in the coming days.

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‘The Silencer’, still Golden Boy and Ireland’s youngest professional boxer, has accrued three consecutive quick victories in 2018. Two of these stoppages saw his opponent felled before the second bell.

One of The42′s 18 for 18 at the start of this year, the former eight-time Irish underage champion has begun to cultivate quite the reputation on either side of the pond.

Last time out, McKenna impressed ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard in dispatching journeyman Darel Harris at the boxing icon’s charity fight night in Santa Monica.

Before signing to Oscar De La Hoya’s professional stable, the six-foot-one Smithborough welterweight suffered just nine defeats in 161 amateur bouts, winning European Schoolboys gold, European Junior silver, and gold at the the Nikolay Pavlyukov Memorial – aka the ‘Mini World Championships.’

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