Brains over brawn – Gavin Gywnne believes he has James Tennyson’s number

Gavin Gywnne [12(2)-1(0)] believes he is in against the heaviest handed lightweight in the world on August 1, but warns power is no use if you can’t land.

The Welsh fighter fights James Tennyson [26(22)-3(3)] for the British lightweight title live on Sky Sports and DAZN next month – and is predicting a fan friendly clash of styles.

The 30 year-old, who becomes a two time British title challenger on August 1, is aware his opponent is a big puncher and hasn’t gone the distance since moving up to lightweight, but while he admits he will have to be cautious, he remains unfazed.

The former Welsh champion believes he has the 26-year-old Belfast fighter’s number and despite having a come forward reputation of his own, suggests he can out skill the slugger.

“He’s probably the biggest puncher in the lightweight division in the world,” he said on the Gibbons Talks Boxing YouTube channel.

“Styles makes fights and I think we are made for each other. I just think that I have got the beating of him, I am so confident that it’s unbelievable.”

Gwynne is having a shot at the British title for the second time after losing on points to compatriot Joe Cordina on points last August.

Cordina was a name ‘Tenny’ was after, but he moved down in weight and Gwynne suggests ‘The Assassin’ may have dodged a bullet.

“He hasn’t got anywhere near the boxing ability of Joe, who I fought last time,” he continues.

“His boxing ability is not the best, but he’s always got that punch. He carries that power all the way through the 12 rounds, so I will have to be on my guard.”

Tennyson versus Gywnne is the first of three Irish interest fights playing out on Matchroom’s Fight Card series.

Eric Donvoan, the Belfast super featherweight’s managerial stable mate has been handed his break through chance and will fight Zelfa Barrett on August 14.

Katie Taylor helps to bring the series to a close as she appears on a PPV card against a yet to be confirmed opponent on August 22.

Jonny Stapleton

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