Monaghan Mushrooms is sponsoring boxing sensation Aaron McKenna to attend the World Ringside Championships in Kansas City, Missouri. 11 year old Aaron from Smithboro in Co. Monaghan won the Irish title in spectacular style and is now headed to America on August 13th and hopes to secure gold and defend his unbeaten record.
Aaron has developed into one of the finest young boxers Smithboro has ever produced. Smithboro ABC has a reputation for producing world class boxers including the Clones Cyclone himself, Barry McGuigan. When asked to comment, the former featherweight champ was full of praise about the young Smithboro lad,
“Aaron is a very talented young boxer from my old club who has the potential to be a boxing star of the future. To give you an indication of his promise, he has won a national title in his first year of competition, aged 11. I didn’t win a national juvenile title until I was 16 years old. This young lad has a great future ahead of him and I wish him every success.”
Aaron is sticking to a high protein diet in preparation for his biggest tournament to date. Mushrooms are a source of protein; one portion of mushrooms contains over 3g of protein and Aaron’s increased consumption will hopefully make him a ‘Champignon’ of the World.
Patricia McCann, who has worked in Tyholland for over 30 years added, “Monaghan Mushrooms would like to congratulate Aaron on his Irish title and wish him luck in Kansas. We are proud to be able to support local talent and Aaron has a bright future ahead of him. Good luck in Kansas Aaron!”