James Tennyson returned with a bang on Saturday, February 7 when the promising featherweight blitzed Simas Volosinas in two rounds. Bigger tests will certainly come for James but after an unfortunate nine-month hiatus the 21-year-old was just glad to be back in the ring and exciting his loyal following.
With just under two weeks left until the first professional boxing show in Ireland in 2015 gets underway at the Devenish Complex, Belfast, there is a buzz of excitement growing around the much anticipated return of North Belfast prospect Ciaran McVarnock.
Mark Dunlop’s ‘Stand and Deliver’ card on February 7 is taking shape, with James Tennyson and Paul Hyland Jnr co-headlining the Devenish Complex event. Tennyson is aiming to solidify a domestic ranking as he closes in on British title honours and will be keen to shake off the ring rust against Simas Volisinas.
2015 promises to be an exciting year for Irish pugilists and fight fans with two world champions, Carl Frampton and Andy Lee, leading the way at super-bantamweight and middleweight respectively. Belfast is widely recognised as Irish boxing’s fight capital and Mark Dunlop has found a niche venue for his fighters.
Poleglass boxer James Tennyson won his 10th professional contest on Saturday, May 10 at the Devenish venue. The reigning Irish super-featherweight champion outlasted tough Englishman Ian Bailey 80-72 on referee Hugh Russell’s scorecard.
MHD Promotions return to the Devenish Complex on May 10 when head honcho Mark Dunlop runs his ‘Road to Glory’ card. There have been plenty of names coming on and off the running order but they have finally settled on an eight-fight bill.
On Saturday, March 8 super-featherweight prospect Daniel ‘Insane’ McShane enjoyed a welcome run-out in Kecskemet, Hungary. The 20-year-old recorded his eighth professional victory, returning home with a solid points win over Ignac Kassai in a four-rounder.