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Classy Tyrone McKenna eases to points decision over Danny Little

By David Kelly

Belfast man Tyrone McKenna is due a substantial test after making it 11 straight wins in Birmingham on Saturday night.

Light-welterweight McKenna outpointed Danny Little over six rounds at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre for his second victory in two months.

McKenna was always in total control, using his smart boxing to keep Little at bay as he eased to a 60-54 decision and now he looks to chalk up another win on November 5 on a stacked card at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

Sharp-shooting McKenna should now be coming to the end of his apprenticeship with a solid 10 rounder surely on the horizon as he seeks to move up the British ratings.

On the same bill, Clonmel heavyweight Con Sheehan kicked off his career with top coach Peter Fury - uncle of heavyweight champion Tyson - with a 40-36 points victory over Croatian Igor Mihaljevic.

Meanwhile, at the Manchester Arena Anthony Crolla lost his WBA World lightweight title on a unanimous decision at the hands of classy Venezuelan Jorge Linares on Saturday night.

"He rocked my world, I'm not going to lie. My head's still spinning now. I'm absolutely gutted. It's a pleasure to share the ring with a great like Jorge Linares but I don't celebrate losing, I'm absolutely gutted," said Crolla.

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