Fresh from his devastating second round stoppage of Simas Volosinas in front of the watchful eye of IBF Super Bantamweight champion Carl Frampton last Saturday at the Devinish Complex in Belfast, James Tennyson has been boosted by the news that he has been mandated to fight for the Celtic Featherweight title in a bout that will act as an eliminator for the British title.
Celtic title holder Kris Hughes has been ordered to defend his strap against “The Baby-Faced Assassin.” Should Hughes be unavailable to take the fight against Tennyson, the Belfast boxer will instead face unbeaten Michael Roberts (15-0-0) for the vacant title as Hughes will be forced to give up his strap.
It is expected that this fight will take place at the Andersonstown Leisure Centre, Belfast on the 28th of March.
The British Boxing Board of Control have also today ordered that Ryan Walsh will fight Samir Mouneimne for the vacant British Featherweight title.
The winner of the Celtic title bout between Tennyson and either Hughes or Roberts will most likely face the winner of Walsh and Mouneimne later this year.
Speaking to Irish-boxing.com Tennyson’s manager Mark Dunlop said “Irish boxing is booming at the moment and this is great news. One way or another James Will be fighting for a British title this year and we are delighted about that”