Ryan Walsh to face James Tennyson at the Copper Box in London for second defence of British title

Ryan Walsh. Picture: PA

Ryan Walsh. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

Cromer's Ryan Walsh will make the second defence of his British featherweight title at the end of next month.

Walsh will face mandatory challenger from Belfast, James Tennyson, at the Copper Box Arena on April 30.

The clash was confirmed yesterday by promoter Frank Warren and comes on a bill headlined by undefeated WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders' first title defence against Max Bursak.

Warren described Walsh's defence as a 'banger of a fight' after the announcement.

'Ryan Walsh v James Tennyson for the British will be a cracker,' he said. 'We'll see some fireworks in that one.'


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Walsh won the British title last September with a points win over Samir Mouneimne, and then defended it in January at York Hall when he stopped Darren Traynor in the fifth round.

The 22-year-old Tennyson – unveiled as Warren latest 'signing' yesterday, has 16 wins and one defeat on his record and is currently eight unbeaten, with his last four ending in knockout inside three rounds.

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He said: 'I respect Ryan, he's a good fighter but I will get the job done.'

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