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Irish fans can watch teen sensation Aaron McKenna's fifth pro fight in Hollywood tonight

The teenage ‘Silencer”s ascent to stardom continues live on Facebook in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

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MONAGHAN TEENAGER AARON McKenna [4-0, 3KOs] takes his fledgling professional boxing career up a notch in Hollywood tonight.

Irish fans will be able to tune in live for ‘The Silencer’s fifth professional fight when he squares off with Mexican Rolando Mendivil [10-4, 3KOs] in his fifth professional contest.

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 from the Avalon Theater.

McKenna’s growing fanbase back home can watch his fight on the Golden Boy Fight Night Facebook page from 2am (Irish time).

Having added a French chef and Beverly Hills-based nutritionist to his arsenal, Smithborough native McKenna looked to be in career-best shape as he tipped the scales at 146.8lbs – just under the welterweight limit – yesterday evening.

A former eight-time Irish champion and two-time European medalist at underage level, McKenna is Ireland and Golden Boy Promotions’ youngest professional boxer having signed on the dotted line with former six-weight world champion Oscar De La Hoya last year, then aged 18.

He has earned three straight early stoppages since a stylish points win on his debut before Christmas.

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DkRb6yIXoAAn_2K Stevie McKenna (L), Aaron McKenna and Fergal McKenna (R) showing their support for All-Ireland semi-finalists Monaghan at yesterday's weigh-in

McKenna, who now resides in Santa Monica alongside his father and co-trainer, Fergal, and brother, Stevie (the latter a new addition to the punch-for-pay ranks), opens tonight’s Golden Boy broadcast which is headlined by Jesus M Rojas vs Jo Jo Diaz.

The entertaining Diaz is looking to rebound from a first career defeat suffered at the hands of Gary Russell Jr in his last outing. However, because he missed weight yesterday, McKenna’s Golden Boy stablemate cannot win Rojas’ WBA World featherweight title tonight.

Irish standout McKenna has previously stated his intention to become a world champion within three years of turning professional, and is likely to fight at least twice more in 2018 following tonight’s step-up encounter with Mendivil.

You can watch tonight’s fight here, on the Golden Boy Fight Night Facebook page.

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