Tennyson ready to move up the rankings

JAMES Tennyson will finally been afforded the chance to build on his impressive victory over Ian Bailey and hopes to progress into title contention in 2015.

‘Tenny’ returns to the ring on February 7 for the first time since he beat Ian Bailey in shut out style last May.

Injury disrupted the second half of the year for Irish super featherweight champion, who is ranked 6 in the British standings, but he is fighting fit and ready for a return to action.

Indeed the 22 year old, who faces Simas Volosinas in the Devinish next month, is planning a successful 2015 in order to get into major title contention.

“I got loads of positive feedback after the Bailey fight and I was pleased with the result and the performance. It was great to get eight rounds under my belt and I stayed calm that night and picked my shouts. It was a good win as he an experienced campaigner. It was a great learning fight for me,” Tennyson told the Belfast Newsletter.

“But I struggled with a injuries and a few other things last year. It wasn’t easy but I am back now and can’t wait for first bell in the Devenish.”

“I just want to keep winning and see what happens. A couple of wins would put me right up there. I am hoping for a good year and I want to get it up and running at the Devenish on February 7.”

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