HomeSportsChisora vs Parker: James Tennyson battles Jovanni Straffon for IBO lightweight belt on May 1 bill
Chisora vs Parker: James Tennyson battles Jovanni Straffon for IBO lightweight belt on May 1 bill
April 14, 2021
James Tennyson needs to entice the world’s finest lightweights right into a showdown by defeating Jovanni Straffon of their IBO title combat on the Chisora vs Parker invoice.
The Belfast man enhanced his repute within the red-hot 135lbs division by taking out Josh O’Reilly within the opening spherical in December and can goal the vacant IBO title on Could 1, dwell on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace.
However Mexico’s Straffon, with 23 victories and simply three defeats, stands in the best way of Tennyson’s plans to search out stellar names akin to Teofimo Lopez, Vasiliy Lomachenko, Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis.
“Successful the IBO world title shall be a dream come true for me,” mentioned Tennyson. “I’ve labored my complete life for this second.
“That is my large alternative to finish my assortment of belts. I’ve received British, Commonwealth, European and two WBA titles. All that is lacking is a world title.
“The opposite guys holding belts at light-weight have not been placing their belts on the road towards one another. Successful the IBO will hopefully dangle a carrot in entrance of the opposite world champions and entice them into a giant unification combat.
“I am anticipating a troublesome combat, Mexicans are well-known for his or her toughness. I am going to must deliver my A-game.”
“I have been working arduous for a few years to get a combat like this,” mentioned Straffon. “I cannot waste it. I’ll go up within the ring occupied with my two little daughters and the way I must win this for them.
“Possibly if I win, Eddie Hearn will wish to work with me and my crew sooner or later.”
In the primary occasion,Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker collide in an enormous heavyweight conflict, whereas Irish star Katie Taylor additionally defends her undisputed world light-weight titles towards former beginner rival Natasha Jonas.
Unbeaten champion Dmitry Bivol defends his WBA light-heavyweight title towards Craig Richards, and Chris Eubank Jr makes his long-awaited return towards Marcus Morrison.