This is not a sight seeing mission warns Tennyson

James Tennyson plans to admire a glistening British title strap in his dressing room post his clash with Ryan Walsh and not the many sites London has to offer.

The 22 year old former Irish champion claims dethroning the champion and claiming the British featherweight title is all that is on his to do list in the English capital.

“I’m not coming to London to see the sights. I’m coming to take the British title,” Tennyson told the Belfast Newsletter.

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Walsh, who is one win away from winning the Lonsdale belt outright, represents a step up in class for ‘Tenny’, but the Belfast Kronk fighter is confident he will emerge victorious on Saturday night.

Tennyson, who has 13 stoppage wins from 16 wins, isn’t doubting his opponents credentials, but believes he will be the bigger of the two and believes that could prove telling.

“‘I’ve watched a few of Ryan’s fights and he’s a very worthy champion, picks his shots lovely, doesn’t waste much,’ he added.

“Recently Ryan was fighting down at super-bantam while I’ve won titles up at super-feather.

“I expect to be the bigger man in the ring and intend to make that pay for me. No doubt there’ll be times when we box and times when we open up and ‘war’.

“Either way, I can mix things up but I’m winning the title. And the fans will get their monies worth.


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