James Tennyson is confident he will challenge for the British title before 2015 is done.
‘The Baby Faced Assassin’ became mandatory for the Lonsdale belt and moved up to number three, behind World Champion Lee Selby and European title holder Josh Warrington, in the British rankings when he defeated former Carl Frampton foe Kris Hughes for the Celtic title back in March.
There were some suggestions the young prospect might benefit from more learning bouts before challenging for the title, but he is keen to progress and wants to challenge before 2015 is out.
‘Tenny’ will get more rounds and most likely another win when he fights beside a number of his Dunlop promoted stable mates on a Paul Hyland topped October 17 dinner show, but once he jumps that hurdle he wants to claim his mandatory rights.
“I fight in the Europa on October 17 and after that I want that British title shot,” he told the Belfast Newsletter.
“When I get a British title shot it will be televised and that will get more exposure – which will get me more noticed.
“I have been in a great vein of form in my recent fights and I had a great win against Hughes. So this is going to be a huge year for me and I want that British title,” he added.