Tyrone McKenna vs Jack Catterall

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Tyrone McKenna vs Jack Catterall
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Average: 3 (1 vote)

Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Location: 
Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
10
Contracted Weight: 
140
Referee: 
Steve Gray

Official Judging
Bob Williams 91 - 95
Phil Edwards 93 - 94
Marcus McDonnell 93 - 94

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round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Tyrone McKenna
                                                                    
9.33
8
9.16
9.83
8
9.66
9.33
9.50
9.66
9
Jack Catterall
                                                                    
9.83
9.16
9.83
9.16
10
9.33
9.66
9.50
9.33
10


Fan Cards: Tyrone McKenna vs Jack Catterall


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TYRONE MCKENNA
10
8
10
9
8
9
10
10
9
9
92
JACK CATTERALL
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
95


scorecard by BOXNATIONSCORES12
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TYRONE MCKENNA
10
8
9
10
8
10
9
9
10
9
92
JACK CATTERALL
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
96


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TYRONE MCKENNA
9
8
9
10
8
10
9
9
10
9
91
JACK CATTERALL
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
96


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TYRONE MCKENNA
9
8
9
10
8
10
9
9
10
9
91
JACK CATTERALL
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
96


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TYRONE MCKENNA
9
8
9
10
8
10
10
10
10
9
93
JACK CATTERALL
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
94


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TYRONE MCKENNA
9
8
9
10
8
9
9
10
9
9
90
JACK CATTERALL
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
98


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Awesome match up!

At British level, this is quite a big fight, it is definitely an interesting fight.
Jack Catterall is brilliant, still improving, his career hasn't seemed to have moved forward that fast in the last couple of years, but he is still only 24, staying active, his opposition is not poor, and especially not based on this fight.
I've seen McKenna fight once, that was in his last fight, against Anthony Upton, a decent fighter, and McKenna beat him quite clearly in the end, didn't have everything his own way, lost rounds, I think I remmeber seeing defensive weaknesses from him, but McKenna did well in the late stages, scored a knockdown, showed good offensive ability for most of the fight.

I think this has the makings of an entertaining, competitive fight (especially given it is taking place in Belfast, the underdog's home town), but, I think Catterall should be a heavy favourite, because he is a few years younger than McKenna, but has had a few more fights, and more importantly, levels.
McKenna is unbeaten, and has had two Celtic title fights, beating two unbeaten opponents, but not experienced opponents, and they were only 8 round bouts, and aside from those fights, it has all been non-title competition, aside from his last two fights, and the Celtic title fights, it has all been 4 and 6 round fights.
Catterall has been the full 12 rounds, twice, once in a British title fight, the other, Inter-Continental, he has had over 10 title fights, a lot of Inter-Continental title fights, he has beaten Tyrone Nurse, a big, strong athlete, awkward, horrible opponent, and Catterall made a statement in blasting veteran British level fighter, Martin Gethin, he beat Joe Hughes, another really tough, awkward opponent at British level, and of course, his first big win, when he dropped, stopped 2012 Olympian, Tom Stalker.

Catterall has had over 10 scheduled 10 round fights, about the same amount of title fights, McKenna, with just the two title fights, in 8 round fights, at not Inter-Continental title fights. When you look at the names on their record, overall, Catterall has clearly fought the better opponents, with the better records, and the better experience. I think it is fair to say Catterall has fought at a higher level in his career so far than McKenna has fought at in his, has experience at a higher level than McKenna.

Interestingly, McKenna is a giant, 6'1, at 140, that is very, very tall, Catterall, 5'7, half a foot shorter than McKenna, big disadvantage. McKenna has fought slightly above 147 before a few times, made 140 for the Celtic title fights, but has fought at 142/143 in his last 3 fights, one thing is clear, and that is that McKenna is massive for the weight, making weight, will be very hard. Catterall's weight history isn't that different to McKenna's, but he has fought above 147 fewer times, made 140 many more times, but he has bever fought at 135, never fought at 150, but has been above 147, same as McKenna. McKenna has a size advantage, being so tall, at 140, he is a rake, he might not be that strong earlu for that reason, Upton was able to bully him at times, so the weight advantage isn't a massive advantage, but still, McKenna, in the late rounds, being so naturally big, he will be strong, and height is important in boxing, so he does have a size advantage.

Catterall has a higher KO ratio than McKenna, and he has competed at a higher level, foight tougher opponents, so he is highly likely to be the puncher in this fight.

Neither fighter had a tremendous amateur career, but from what I can see on BoxRec, looks like Catterall has the better amateur background.

I think Catterall will win this, I think it will be like the Hughes, Nurse fights, competitive, hard fought, but one sided wins for Catterall, I wouldn't be surprised if he won by an absolute landslide, because I don't think McKenna is the best of Catterall's career so far, but McKenna is a giant, he is in his backyard, unbeaten, probably has age on his side in this fight, he will be motivated, Irish fighters always fight tooth and nail, I can't see McKenna getting pot shotted, not taking chances getting schooled in front of frustrated fans, if he loses, he will probably be pushing the fight, trying to take the fight to Catterall for every second of every round, but opening himself up to counter punches, still getting outboxed, still out of his depth really, but still making it physically tough for Catterall, making it competitive, entertaining, just losing to the better fighter.

I think Catterall wins, wide UD.

Champion97's picture

Good fight!
McKenna did better than I thought he would, tried his best, but still just beaten by the more skilled fighter, and the guy with the real power, but McKenna threw volume at Catterall, threw awkward shots, didn't let Catterall rest after a big effort.

I don't think that was a great performance from Catterall, it was good, and it is hard to fight an unbeaten fighter with half a foot of height on you and a lot of reach as well, offensively, I thought Catterall was very good, he did damage, he landed with a fair amount of variety, did good, clean work, but defensively, I thought he just slacked off a bit.

It would be good to see Catterall vs Davies, Catterall has more skill, better movement better boxing brain than Davies, but in that fight, Catterall couldn't afford to get lazy with his defence.