In less than 4 weeks’ time 21 year old James Tennyson will step into the ring for the 14th time as a professional where his impressive records stands at 12 – 1 (9KO’S) including two National Titles, Irish Super Featherweight & BBBofC Celtic Champion and current UK ranking of 3 on Boxrec.
Tennyson’s Manager & Promoter Mark Dunlop was approached last week by the EBU to be installed as their mandatory challenger for the vacant EU Featherweight Title, an offer that was declined on the recommendation of British Boxing Board Supremo Robert Smith.
Smith explained that Tennyson is in spitting distance of a shot at the British Featherweight title and any slip ups would scupper his position.
Tennyson will now head for the summer break with a 6 round contest over the very durable Polish boxer Krzysztof Rogowski on the undercard of Dee Walsh headlined event in the Devenish Complex on Saturday 6th June.
Rogowski is no easy touch; he was a top class amateur and holds an International victory over IBF Kingpin Carl Frampton and always comes to win claiming a professional victory over an undefeated Matchroom prospect Liam Hanrahan & recently went the distance with Willie Casey and always comes to win and should give Tennyson the rounds he craves.
Dunlop explained “It is very important that we keep James active as his British Title chance may come sooner than we anticipated, this is Boxing and if either of the two lads mandated to fight each other for the vacant Title pick up an injury Tennyson is next in line being a BBBofC National Champion and there is no current English champion at this time.”
The June 6th undercard also features Paul Hyland Jnr, James Fryers, Gerard Healy, Darren Cruise, Tyrone McKenna & Alan Donnellan
Tickets are priced from £40.00 VIP & £30.00 Unreserved from The Boxers, The Devenish or Tel. 07712473905