Young guns are out to impress at the Odyssey

James Tennyson and Daniel McShane with Megan McKeown - Head of Marketing at A McLean Bookmakers
James Tennyson and Daniel McShane with Megan McKeown - Head of Marketing at A McLean Bookmakers

Young guns James Tennyson and Daniel McShane will look to add to their growing reputations at the Odyssey on October 19.

Tennyson and McShane will fight on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s IBF World title eliminator and European title defence at the Belfast venue.

Teenagers Tennyson and McShane are unbeaten so far and Tennyson is looking to build on that success.

“I want to stay busy and keep my winning record intact. It is great to be on a big show at the Odyssey and also on a bill with so many boxers,” he added.

And McShane is also looking to impress on October 19.

“It is great to be fighting again at the Odyssey and all the fights are live on Boxnation, which means will get more exposure.

“James and I have been sparring with Frampton in the build-up to the show at the Odyssey and is was a great experience to share a ring with him. He is very sharp and strong,” he added.

Meanwhile Wladimir Klitschko crushed Alexander Povetkin with an overwhelming points win to successfully defend his IBF, WBA and WBO world titles in Moscow.

All three judges scored the fight 119-104 for Klitschko, who even had a point deducted for throwing Povetkin to the canvas in the 11th round.

The greatest damage was done in the seventh when Povetkin, unbeaten in 26 previous fights, visited the canvas three times in a demoralising 10-6 round.

It was Klitschko’s 15th defence of his belts since regaining a share of the world title and his record now reads 61 victories in 64 fights.

A crowd of 35,000 at the Olympic Stadium watched an efficient if uninspiring win that earned the 37-year-old £10.9million.

Klitschko landed hard shots throughout but was guilty of holding too much and the display will have failed to silence critics of his style.

“I kept landing the punches, but he stayed in there. He was a very tough guy and he came to win, but I just had too much for him.

“ I believe it was a deserved win, but I think I can improve still,” Klitschko said.

David Haye, Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora are seeking a clash with Wladimir or his elder brother Vitali and the British trio are the most lucrative options left open to the Ukrainians.