James Tennyson was in stellar form tonight on the ‘Champions at the Europa’ show, destroying Georgia’s George Gachechiladze inside two rounds. The Belfast featherweight put on a knockout performance of a quality comparable to the caviar found in his Black Sea opponent’s home country.
The Kronk fighter was up against a tough gatekeeper in Gachechiladze, who has shared the ring with the likes of Kiko Martínez and Willie Casey, but the BBBoC Celtic champion was a class above on the swanky dinner show.
It was a cagey start, with the Georgian content to spoil, perhaps aware of Tennyson’s fearsome reputation.
The second round however was a completely different affair, a succession of uppercuts had Gachechiladze in trouble and Tennyson eventually put him down with a big right. The game journeyman rose to his feet but Tennyson finished the fight immediately with a massive left hook to the body that left the Georgian writhing in agony on the canvas.
With the explosive win, Tennyson improves his record to 14(11)-1(1), while the game Gachechiladze drops to 18(11)-21(12)-1.
The 22 year old will now set his sights on his upcoming British title final eliminator with Scotland’s Darren Traynor.