TRAINING DAY:  Irish boxing brothers put GAA team through their paces

TRAINING DAY: Irish boxing brothers put GAA team through their paces

TAKING a break from a sparring camp in Manchester, brothers Aaron and Stevie McKenna invited players from Fullen Gaels GAA hurling team to a very special training session.

Boxing brothers Aaron and Stevie McKenna (PIC: Chris Egan)

Manchester-based Fullen Gaels, who are in preparation for their All Ireland Quarter Final against the Junior Ulster Champions in January, were taken through their paces with a session covering stability, endurance and stamina on Thursday, October 28.

Ducking and diving from Paddy Fox and Robin Spencer under the watchful eye of Aaron McKenna (PIC: Chris Egan)

The brothers, who brought along fellow boxer Brett McGinty and trainer Fergal McKenna, also put the All Britain Hurling Champions through some boxing training and techniques.

Fullen Gaels avoid getting tagged in the ring

The McKennas, who hail from Monaghan, and Donegal's McGinty are currently training in Manchester at Ricky Hattton's Gym, where they are preparing for their next fights -- due to take place in Coventry on November 13 at the City's Skydome arena.

Matchmakers are finalising the bouts which will see Aaron challenge for his first title and will set him up for a breakout year in 2022.

The training session took place at Hatton's Gym in Manchester

Stevie, who is due to complete 2021 with two more fights, has set his sights on a headline showdown with Conor Nigel Benn,  matchmakers hope the two will come together next year.

Shadow boxing from Stevie McKenna (PICS: Chris Egan)

The plan for the unbeaten Donegal middleweight Brett McGinty is to book in another fight in December this year as the young and upcoming star develops his style.

Elsewhere on the Coventry bill on November 13, Shakan Pitters and Reece Cartwright will face one another to contest the Vacant WBC International Light-Heavyweight Championship.

Fullen Gaels hurlers with boxers Brett McGinty, Aaron and Stevie McKenna

Coventry hotshot River Wilson-Bent is up against Rowley Regis rival Tyler Denny for the Vacant English Middleweight Championship.

Brixton cruiserweight Isaac Chamberlain, welterweight Kaisee Benjamin, Birmingham super-middleweight Idris Virgo; Sevenoaks highly talented super-welterweight Michael Hennessy Jr; and unbeaten Brighton heavyweight destroyer Tommy Welch are also on the bill.

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