James Tennyson is not on sight seeing mission in London

Belfast featherweight James  Tennyson
Belfast featherweight James Tennyson

Fate could be on James Tennyson’s side when he takes to the ring at the Copper Box in London on Saturday night.

Featherweight Tennyson will challenge Ryan Walsh for his British title at the London venue.

And a good omen for the young Belfast fighter is that the fight is nearly three years to the day he claimed the Irish title after stopping Mickey Coveney.

And Tennyson says he is sure that he can add the British title to his list of achievements.

‘I’m not coming to London to see the sights. I’m coming to take the British title.

“‘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 said.

“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.