Tennyson has point to prove as he faces Bailey in Belfast battle

James Tennyson
James Tennyson

James Tennyson is looking to put the record straight when he faces Ian Bailey at the Devenish Complex on May 10.

Belfast lad Tennyson will face toughman Bailey at the venue for the British Masters Bronze Super Featherweight Title in what looks like a cracking encounter.

Tennyson has set the local boxing scene alight with eight wins on the trot after turning professional.

Seven of those wins came by way of stoppage - but then a defeat to Pavels Senkovs at the Odyssey last year - stalled his career for a few months.

But ‘The Baby faced Assassin’ bounced back last month by beating Ignac Kassai in Hungary and he is now looking to impress against Bailey - who went the distance with Carl Frampton in 2010.

“I would love to stop him and if that comes, then great.

“But Bailey is a tough boy and I am expecting a tough night at the office. The defeat at the Odyssey was a real shock to the system as it came from nowhere. But is has made me more determined and focused as a fighter. This is my first fight in Belfast since that defeat and I am ready to make a statement. Bailey is ranked four in Britian, so beating him will get me back in the mix,” he added.

Also on the bill the talented Dee Walsh will make his return to the ring after a break from the sport. Luke Wilton Paul Hyland, Derek Potter. Alfredo Meli, Alan Donnellan and Ben Mulligan will also feature. Tickets can be got on 07902641107.