News of Sutcliffe Jr’s withdrawal was quickly followed by confirmation that Lancastrian Catterall (21-0-KO12) will put his WBO world ranking title on the line in a colossal bout with McKenna (16-0-1-KO6) at The SSE Arena.
Far from complaining about facing such a high-quality replacement at four weeks’ notice, home fighter McKenna has welcomed the opportunity to pit his wits against a former sparring partner.
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