Declan Geraghty v James Tennyson Irish title fight confirmed

A date and venue has finally been confirmed for the Declan Geraghty [14(4)-1(0)] v James Tennyson [17(13)-2(2)] Irish super featherweight title showdown.

As previously rumoured, the bout has been confirmed for the Belfast Boxnation show at the Waterfront Hall on Saturday February 18th.

The clash was due to take place in Scotland in December, only for Belfast’s Tennyson to suffer a cut in a warm-up bout at the Titanic Exhibition Centre. However, the delay has worked out in the favour of Irish boxing fans, with the bout now taking up a prominent slot on what promises to be one of the biggest cards on the island in recent times.

‘The Assassin’ Tennyson is a former holder of the belt, stopping Mickey Coveney for the crown in 2013. In his only previous all-Irish clash, Dubliner Geraghty was one half of the 2014 BUI Fight of the Year when he went to war with Jono Carroll.

At 26 and 23 years old respectively, the title bout between Geraghty and Tennyson, two rising prospects, is viewed as one of the most exciting and high-profile Irish title fights of recent times.

The bill is set to be headlined by Jamie Conlan, while there is further undercard support from Paddy Barnes, Marco McCullough, and Steven Ward, with more to be announced over the coming days and weeks.

Joe O'Neill

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