RESULTS: The Liffey Crane Hire Irish Boxer of the Month – MAY


Following three days of voting and a truckload of votes, The Liffey Crane Hire Boxer of the Month for May has been chosen.

With big wins and medals galore, it was an extremely difficult to choose in what was a close-run race.

So without any further ado, the award goes to:

James Tennyson

The best super featherweight in Europe- Tennyson wins famous blue strap

The Belfast boxer defeated Martin J Ward on the Bellew-Haye 2 undercard in London, scoring one of the most incredible away wins by an Irish fighter in recent memory.

The Poleglass super feather was downed heavily to the body in the second round at the O2 Arena and withstood a barrage in the third before mounting a sensational comeback.

‘The Assassin’ hurt Ward in the fourth and then finished the job in the fifth, sending him down twice with heavy shots.

A win in which he showed strength, skill, heart, and composure among other attributes, the result saw Tennyson take the European and Commonwealth belts from Ward, adding them to the WBA International rankings belt already in his possession.

Since the win, fights with Anto Cacace and Stephen Smith have both been mooted while European mandatory challenger Samir Ziani is also on the radar. Now ranked #2 with the WBA, there is a very real possibility too that Tennyson will find himself in a world title contest sooner rather than later.

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Coming in second was Cork’s Michael Faulkner who won European Schoolboys gold after outclassing a Russian in the final. In third was Dubliner Yasmin Meredith who also had a big win over a Russian to win European Schoolgirls gold.

Previous Winners
June – Joe Ward
July – Kane Tucker
August – Michaela Walsh
September – Niall Kennedy
October – Katie Taylor
November – James McGivern
Winter – Kevin Sheehy
February – Kieran Molloy
March – Craig O’Brien
April – Luke Keeler

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie