Tennyson: Defeat has motivated me and made me stronger

JAMES Tennyson now knows what it is like to suffer defeat in the boxing ring and claims he never wants to experience that low again.

The Belfast 20 year olds duck egg was broken by Pavels Senkovs in the Odyssey Arena last year, but made a successful return to the ring in Hungry last weekend- stopping Ignac Kassai in three rounds.

Having re-tasted the sweet taste of victory on Friday night ‘The Baby Faced Assassin’ is more motivated than ever not to have the bitter taste of defeat in his career again.

Indeed Tenny’ claims that surprise reverse has made him more determined to succeed.

“It feels great to get back on winning ways,” Tennyson told Irish-boxing.com. “I was extremely happy to get back in the ring and get a good win. I was totally shocked after the defeat. I didn’t really know what way to take it, but I got plenty off support from my girlfriend, friends,  family and everyone that is around me on a daily basis.”

“I believe the lose has helped me. It’s made me a lot more determined and stronger. It is making me work harder as well so that I know myself  it’s not going to happen again. I don’t want that feeling again.  I think it was just one off those things a bit of a slip up that came from no were to be honest.”

Having lost in his home town Tennyson can’t wait to return and give his fans something to cheer about. The Irish champion can’t wait to entertain his fans in the Devinish on May 10.

“I’m looking forward to May 10.  I’m buzzing for it to be honest. The atmosphere should be great. Training is going well and I can’t wait to get in on the night and enjoy another great night of boxing and a great fight.”

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