Central American comeback opponent named for James Tennyson

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James Tennyson [16(13)-2(2)] makes his return to the super featherweight division on Saturday in Belfast.

‘The Assassin’ won Irish honours at 130lbs in 2013 before moving down to featherweight and winning the BBBoC Celtic title. A defeat in British title bout with Ryan Walsh has seen Tennyson return to the more comfortable super feather class and he has immediately secured a clash for his old green belt with Dubliner Declan Geraghty.

Before that December title tussle, 23 year old Tennyson will blow off the cobwebs with a four-round bout on the Belfast Boxnation card at the Titanic Exhibition Centre on Saturday night.

The Frank Warren-promoted KO artist will face Nicaraguan Jose Aguilar [16(6)-36(11)-4] on the card this weekend. The 32 year old Central American has operated from minnimumweight all the way up to featherweight and is a former Nicaraguan champion in the 105lbs class.

This year Aguilar has gone the distance with IBF flyweight title challenger Charlie Edwards, was stopped in four by EU flyweight champion Vincent Legrand, and was defeated over six last week by English featherweight prospect Raza Hamza.

Tennyson joins upcoming foe Geraghty on the undercard of the Jamie Conlan-topped show. Also featuring will be Sean Turner, Con Sheehan, Marco McCullough, Gary Sweeney, Stephen Ormond, Paddy Barnes, Phil Sutcliffe Jr, Steven Ward, and the Titanic clash between Sean Creagh and Tyrone McKenna.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

Joe O'Neill

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