JAMES Tennyson is determined not to go over old ground when he fights on the ‘Road To Glory’ card in Belfast this coming Saturday night.
Tennyson’s last outing in Belfast resulted in a surprise reverse and he is adamant his loyal following won’t witness a repeat performance this weekend.
The Belfast 20 year olds duck egg was broken by Pavels Senkovs in the Odyssey Arena, but he made a successful return to the ring in Hungry- stopping Ignac Kassai in three rounds last month.
Having redeemed himself on the road, the Irish Champion and touted prospect, who previously told Irish-boxing.com that the reverse had only fuelled his desire to succeed, is determined for redemption at home.
“It is very important to get the win. I wouldn’t want to look bad in front off my home fans and have my confidence knocked again, but I won’t let that happen I am going to win on Saturday,” Tennyson told Irish-boxing.com.
“You can expect a great fight. Ian Bailey is a tough guy and I’m sure he’s coming to win so it’s going to be tough, but I’m more than ready.”
“I am feeling great, training has gone really well. I’m looking forward to the fight and I can’t wait to get in on the night.”
Tennyson admits the victory in Hungry has restored some confidence and he plans to show the type of skill set that seen him secure domestic honours at such a young age.
“Confidence is back. I got a good win in Hungry and have been through a good hard training camp so all is good. I will make sure I come out off the ring with another good win.”