Belfast featherweight James Tennyson will challenge for the British title before June is out and will have a good idea as to where the biggest fight of his career will take place by mid day on March 9.
‘Tenny’ is mandatory for Walsh’s strap and looks set to challenge the 30 year old early this year.
The board have ordered the bout goes to purse bids and the promoter with the highest offer will win the right to put on the fight.
The British Board said today,
“The Stewards decided to put out the above contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 9th March 2016, the contest to take place by the end of June 2016.”
Frank Warren, who promotes Walsh will almost certainly place a bid, if indeed he doesn’t try to make Walsh versus Mitchell Smith or move the English puncher to European level. Mark Dunlop, Tennyson’s manager and promoter, may also place a bid in the hopes of securing home advantage. While Matchroom might be an outside bet to promote the show, It’s certainly conceivable Eddie Hearn might want a British title fight on his purposed April 30 Belfast show.