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Tennyson: Farmer won’t be able to stand the heat I bring

James Tennyson claims the ‘very beatable’ Tevin Farmer won’t be able to for the heat he is going to bring when the pair meet next month.

The Belfast 25 year old challenges Farmer for his IBF super featherweight world title on Boston on October 20.

European title winner Tennyson has been labelled an underdog Stateside, but warns he is not just an underdog with a bite he is one with a punch and a relentlessness the like of which the ‘American Idol’ has never seen before.

Possibly Ireland’s pound for pound biggest puncher, Tennyson goes into the fight on the on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders’s WBO middleweight title defence against Demetrius Andrade on October 20 on the back of five knock out wins and believes the stylist won’t be able to stand with him.


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

ndeed, ‘The Assassin’ suggests he is going to go and rip the title Jono Carroll is one win away from being mandatory for from around the waist of the champion.

“Farmer’s a good fighter, he’s good on his feet but I have watched quite a bit of him and I believe he is very beatable,” he said when speaking to David Kelly of the Belfast Telegraph Online.  “I believe he’ll not be able to stand with me.

“I feel I can dominate him, he’s not going to like the pressure and the pace.  I don’t think he has been in with someone who can bring the intensity that I can round after round.  He hasn’t had that style in front of him.  I think that is going to be a big, big factor.”

Considering he has worked his way up through the small hall circuit Tennyson is always going to be grateful of big stage opportunities.

However, the Tony Dunlop trained fighter is content with reaching America he wants to break it.

“It’s very exciting to make my USA debut in a world title fight, that’s just massive.  I’m going out to give a good account of myself, get a good win and make a big impact on world boxing.”


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