Change of date and venue for James Tennyson’s British title eliminator with Craig Evans

James Tennyson’s eagerly anticipated clash with Craig Evans has been moved.

‘The Assassin’ will fight for the right to challenge for the British lightweight title currently held by Joe Cordina on Matchroom’s big Liverpool show on November 23.

Fresh of the back of an eye catching WBA International ranking second round stoppage win over Atif Shafiq on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell last month the Belfast fighter had been confirmed on Matchroom’s next London pay-per-viuew show.

Tennyson [25(21)-3(3)] was appear alongside Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor – who compete in the World Boxing Super Series final.

There were rumours the bout could be moved to November 10, with suggestions it was an ideal undercard clash a Katie Taylor topped Manchester bill.

The fight has been moved, but to November 23 and from London to Liverpool and ‘Tenny’ will now appear on a Matchroom card headlined by Callum Smith and John Ryder’s super middleweight world title fight.

The former European super featherweight champion and IBF world title challenger will take on Craig Evans [20(3)-2(1)-2] as expected.

The British Boxing Board of Control had ordered the Irish and Welsh fighters to compete in a British title eliminator – the winner to be rewarded with a shot at the Lonsdale Belt currently decorating the waist of another Welshman in Olympian Joe Cordina.

Matchroom and Mark Dunlop won the purse bids to promote the clash.

Evans has Irish previous having twice beaten Stephen Ormond.

Indeed, the fighter, whose coach Gavin Rees also beat Cavan’s Andy Murray in a European title fight, will be the last name on ‘The Rock’s’ record as the Clondalkin puncher retired post the second Evans defeat.

Jonny Stapleton

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