Fighting Blues: Tyrone McKenna & Jazza Dickens

Liverpool is recognised as being one of the great fighting cities of the United Kingdom, with a long line of famous names populating the annals of boxing history.

From the likes of John Conteh and Shea Neary, to latter day favourites like Tony 'Bomber' Bellew and the Smith brothers, Liverpool has always enjoyed its boxing as much as its football.

The two worlds most recently clashed when the Bomber lifted the WBC cruiserweight title at Goodison Park back in May 2016.

Everton has adopted that fighting spirit into the Club’s very make up and that has drawn fighters who dream of emulating the likes of Bellew and Co under its banner.

Two such up and coming pugilists are Jazza Dickens and Tyrone McKenna. While Scouser Dickens grew up in the city, learning his trade at the Everton Red Triangle before his recent switch to Derry Mathews' gym, Belfast native McKenna feels right at home whenever fight camp brings him over to Liverpool.

The pair are in action over the summer, with Dickens looking to reclaim the British super-bantamweight title he lost to Thomas Patrick Ward when he travels to Durham to face his former foe's brother Martin on July 27, with super-lightweight McKenna squaring off against the highly-ranked Jack Catterall on the undercard of Olympian Michael Conlon’s homecoming fight in Belfast on Saturday, June 30.

Evertontv dropped by Mathews' gym in the city to find out a bit more about the Evertonian pair, their upcoming dates with destiny and why training in such a proud fighting city brings out the best in them.

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