Stevie McKenna insists he can be too massive and robust for ‘wee’ Conor Benn ought to their paths cross sooner or later.
The County Monaghan puncher is one in every of Eire’s rising boxing stars, having reeled off eight stoppages in as many fights whereas catching the attention on Hennessy Sports activities’ promotions on Channel 5.
A combat with the heavy-handed and charismatic Benn (18-0, 12 KOs) might be a tantalising prospect down the road if each males proceed to win. Since shifting as much as 147lbs, the 6ft 1ins McKenna believes his enhanced energy and added dimensions will show a devastating mixture.
“I’m constructing into a giant robust 147, I’m 6ft 1ins, I’ll fill into a large 147. I used to be massive for 140 so arising for 147 I really feel rather a lot stronger and dealing on my energy punching. It’s going to be thrilling at 147, there’s numerous names on the market that I’d be after. As you realize Conor Benn’s one in every of them, I’d like to get him into the ring, if he’ll get into the ring with me. I don’t suppose he’d need it,” McKenna instructed Ali Drew on Hennessy Sports activities’ YouTube channel.
“He is aware of I’m too massive too and robust for him. I’d haven’t any downside taking Conor Benn out of there. I’d combat him within the morning. Conor Benn’s actually solely a wee, small super-lightweight. He’s not a 147, he’s very small, I’m too robust and massive for him.
“The 147 is a robust division for the time being and within the subsequent two years I wish to be up there successful a world title and be up there with them names. Hopefully, subsequent 12 months we’ll get massive fights and get Conor Benn subsequent summer season. It’s a combat that the followers within the UK and Eire would like to see and it might be a giant combat. We’d like massive fights again in Eire as effectively and it may occur there and within the UK the followers would like to see it.”