James Tennyson took another step closer to a British title shot without having to throw a punch on Friday.
In their circular, the British Boxing Board of Control have order that the Celtic Champion must take on Aberdeen’s Darren Traynor by the end of February next year.
The winner of this bout would then be in line for a shot at Ryan Walsh [19(8)-1(0)-1] who won the vacant belt last month with a tight split-decision victory over Samir Mouneimne.
However, Tennyson has a date with George Gachechiladze to contend with first, and faces a fighter whose team gave of vibes they fancied the job at Friday’s weigh in ahead of the clash at the Europa Hotel on Saturday night.
Speaking to irish-boxing.com, ‘Tenny’ said his focus was solely on Saturday and also talked about his one career loss and how that stoppage defeat has helped mould him into a British level fighter.