Tommy McCarthy and James Tennyson given good news

Belfast featherweight James Tennyson
Belfast featherweight James Tennyson

Tommy McCarthy and James Tennyson look as if they are heading into an interesting time of their fledgling professional careers.

Belfast boxers McCarthy and Tennyson have been given a chance to shine in the coming months.

Cruiserweight McCarthy has been offered a chance to win the Celtic title after the British Boxing Board of Control sanctioned a Celtic title clash between the Belfast puncher and Scotland’s Steve Simmons.

McCarthy who won on Saturday night, fights again this weekend and the Celtic title is one he would be interested in winning as he moves up the rankings.

And Tennyson has been given home advantage in his final British title eliminator against Scotland’s Darren Traynor.

Aberdeen’s undefeated Traynor stands between the 22 year old Celtic Champion and a coveted British title shot and rather than having to travel to Scotland Tennyson gets to have the biggest fight of his career in front of his supports.

The bout, which will also act as a Celtic title defence for Tennyson will play out in the Europa Hotel on February 6.

MHD promoter Mark Dunlop said

“I am delighted to announce that my purse bid has been accepted and Tennyson will fight Traynor in the Europa on February 6, “ added Dunlop.