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Tennyson ready to pass toughest test and earn British title shot

JAMES Tennyson is ready to pass the biggest Test of his career on a card aptly named ‘The Test’ tonight.

The young featherweight prospect faces former Carl Frampton foe, Kris Hughes for the Celtic title and more importantly the right to challenge for the British strap. The 21 knows the magnitude of the clash, but stresses the challenge that Scot, Hughes brings is equally as big.

“This is undoubtedly the biggest fight so far for me,” admitted Tennyson when speaking to Steve Wellings in the Belfast Telegraph. “There’s a British title fight at the end of it and a Celtic title on the line so the outcome is huge.”

Most would have Tennyson’s win over Ian Bailey as his best performance, but ‘The Baby faced Assassin’ points to his last title fight when reflecting on his toughest test to date.

‘Tenny’ claims Kris Hughes is the best he has fought since defeating Mikey Coveney to claim the Irish title at just 19.

“Coveney is my biggest opponent to date but I’d say that Hughes is going to be a tougher test for sure,” he said. “I don’t know too much about him but he’s a southpaw and definitely a step up because he’s above me in the rankings. He’s had more fights and got that bit more experience but my training team have devised a fight plan on how to deal with him.”


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