Carl Frampton backs James Tennyson to claim IBF World title in Boston

James Tennyson in action
James Tennyson in action

Carl Frampton is backing James Tennyson to ‘seek and destroy’ Tevin Farmer in Boston on Saturday night.

‘The Assassin’ Tennyson will challenge Farmer for the Ameican’s IBF Super-featherweight title and ‘The Jackal’ - speaking to the News Letter from his training camp in New York - believes the Belfast fighter has got a chance of his getting his hands on Farmer’s belt.

“It is a hard fight but he can really punch and I mean really punch because I have sparred him in the past.

“Farmer may be looking at his record and saying to himself that he got beat by Pavels Senkovs- who had a like 60 losses - and he also lost to Ryan Walsh.

“Farmer may think that this an easy touch but James has got a great chance because of his power.

“Farmer will be the favourite but James has upset the odds before and there is no reason that he can’t do it again. Farmer is a very good boxer who is very slick but if James can nail him - let’s see what happens.”

Frampton believes that both boxers have had very similar careers in their professional boxing careers before meeting at the weekend.

“Both of them have been beaten in the past and it shows what happens when you stick at it and show a bit of perseverance.

“Both of them have lost and fair play, one is a world champion and one is fighting to become a world champion.

“So respect to both of them for sticking at it and keeping their heads down and working hard,”said Frampton.

And Frampton says that it is great for boxing in Belfast that three men from the city will fight for World titles in the coming months.

“I think is a golden era right now and we are absolutely flying.

“James, Ryan Burnett and myself are all in world title fights in the next few weeks and there is other fighters coming through as well.

“Boxing is booming and it is great for the city.

“There are other guys as well coming through and this is a great time to be in boxing if you are from Belfast.