The Belfast light welter doesn’t look at it like that though, and joked “how can I not impress with my stylish moustache?”
McKenna has been tucked away training in Liverpool the past few weeks, and is excited to take the trip down the M6 for some more regular ring action.
“Fighting is the fun part. it’s the part I love, so goes without saying that I’m looking forward to the weekend,” the 26 year old told Irish-Boxing.com
For this fight, McKenna has been on Merseyside rather than Marbella, and expleained how “I’ve been put through my paces this camp with my coach Danny Vaughan’s father George Vaughan in Liverpool.”
“There was great sparring with Derry Matthews, Sam Maxwell, Lewis Benson, and Tommy Carus. George and Danny have very similar ways of coaching and training you.”
“The only thing different about this camp is there was no sunny weather!”
On the aptly named MGM Birmingham ‘Momentum’ show, McKenna takes on Daniel Little [4(0)-19(3)-1], a rough and tough journeyman in a keep-busy bout – hopefully ahead of a big fight in his home city in November. The slick southpaw admits that “I don’t know much about him, other than he’s been in a with a few tough fighters like Tyrone Nurse and Terry Flanagan so it should be good to get the rounds with him and see how I compare with how they dealt with him.”
The Mighty Celt looks to be a definite for the upcoming Belfast Boxnation show, but he stressed that Saturday night and Daniel Little have his full attention.
“I don’t want to look too far in front,” McKenna said. “I’ll get Saturday out of the way, then I will look to November 5th which is shaping up to be an amazing bill and I’m sure my management team at MGM will discuss what is next after Saturday’s fight.”
“I don’t mind fighting away from home, I always feel less pressure and more at ease when I’m fighting away from Belfast… although I do love the crowd backing me and fighting in front of my fans.”