British Champion- Tennyson is next

Mitchell Smith has been named dropped with regularity and there are suggestions Ryan Walsh will vacate the British title to move toward European level.

However, the featherweight champion of Britain claims he wants to win the Lonsdale belt outright and won’t be vacating before he has to defend against Belfast’s James Tennyson.

Undefeated former Irish champion ‘Tenny’ is mandatory for the Norfolk puncher, who claimed the title by beating Declan Traynor on Saturday night and will get a shot within in 90 days.

The new champion has been linked with other fighters and other routes, but speaking after the clash said he wanted to win the strap outright, meaning he would need three successful defences and he will have to fight the 21 year old Belfast fight next.

“I want to keep that belt and win it outright,” he said post fight.

“James Tennyson is being muted as being next. I leave that to my brothers. It’s a really good fight. His record suggests he can punch. I want to win the Lonsdale out right.”

“The thing is it’s about what makes more sense all round. There are plenty of fighters that say they want to fight me and after two years and having two fights I want to keep busy.”

You can watch more post fight reaction from Walsh below- video courtesy of IFL TV:


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