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Looking good against Kevin McCauley is as hard as looking good with a 1970’s style porn moustache.
Tyrone McKenna, however managed to pull of the aforementioned tash – and looked as good as you can against the fighter, who manned the away corner over 100 times in a well travelled career.
The Irish welterweight prospect registered a shut out points win against a man who can survive in a ring like Bear Grylls can in a jungle.
McCauley played the panto villain to perfection in in the circus tent, goading the Belfast man and looking to frustrate throughout.
However, McKenna kept patient and won every round with ease.
The early rounds all followed the same pattern, McKenna dictating the pace and trying to hammer left hands done the pipe.
McCauley would test the waters with the odd flurry, but was more than happy to taunt from the ropes.
The Belfast fighter took to his feet more in round three and had some joy when he lead McCauley onto shots. However, after having enough of that, the away fighter set up permanent residency in the corner or on the ropes.
McCauley doesn’t fight anywhere nearly like the great Muhammad Ali, but he was rope-a-doping at this stage and certainly talked as much as the ring legend.
McKenna began to punch around rather than through the guard and had some joy to the body in the final rounds and claimed a 60-54 points win over the most frustrating of foes.