‘That’d be some scrap’ – McKenna wants Tennyson at the Feile – Irish Boxing


Not fairly a name out extra a suggestion! The decision out king Tyrone McKenna [21(6)-2(0)-1] taking a special method and proposing a match up that has followers salvatating.

‘The Mighty Celt’ put out the thought of James Tennyson [28(24)-4(4)] and himself preventing on the Feile in Belfast this August on socail media right this moment.

It’s a proposal followers reacted positively to and a struggle many would welcome. Whether or not each groups see it as a smart or smart transfer for his or her man stays to be seen however when it comes to leisure, it could be exhausting to match. Two motion junkies over 10 rounds in an all-Belfast out of doors stadium conflict definitely excites.

It’s one the ideas of get’s McKenna going, talking on line he referred to as for the bout and offered it like a veteran promoter.

The struggle got here onto the rangy southpaw’s radar after he heard Irish boxing’s greatest pound-for-pound puncher was shifting as much as his weight class, mild welterweight.

Supervisor Mark Dunlop confirmed the transfer up the scales after Tennyson suffered stoppage defeat to Jovanni Straffon in Manchester earlier this month.

“The entire week it was again to the outdated days of constructing weight,” Dunlop instructed boxing journalist David Mohan.

“We’re not utilizing that as an excuse – he misplaced the struggle and that’s it – however he’s simply too massive and he wants to maneuver up. He was struggling to lose the final 2lb all week and I do know it doesn’t appear a lot however it’s when there’s nothing left in you. He received himself pumped up once more after the weigh-in nevertheless it’s what power it (making weight) takes out of you.”

Now with the Matchroom fighter at his weight, McKenna believes it’s a perfect struggle for the Feile, which appears to be like doubtless for August.

Matchroom might choose to have the struggle on one among their exhibits, in the event that they do really return to Belfast within the close to future and if it’s one Workforce Tenny need.

The Mighty Celt was set to problem Zhankosh Turarov for the WBO intercontinental light-welterweight rating title on April 4. The conflict was to play chief assist to Carl Frampton and Jamel Herring’s WBO tremendous featherweight world title and was a struggle the Belfast southpaw felt may show an enormous stepping stone towards a world title shot.

Nonetheless, on the morning of the conflict was set to happen, McKenna was instructed it was off. The undefeated Kazch examined constructive for COVID and couldn’t compete. He has been on the lookout for one other massive struggle to return to since and has talked about names like Lewis Ritson and Robbie Davies Jr earlier than name-dropping Tenny.

McKenna has all Irish earlier having beat Jake Hanney and Sean Creagh, he additionally agreed to struggle Phil Sutcliffe Jr just for that mouthwatering conflict to fall via. Tennyson beat Declan Geraghty in sensational vogue to assert the Irish tremendous featherweight title.


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