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Tennyson hopes to write winning script

By Steve Wellings

James Tennyson is looking to put his career back on track when he faces Ian Bailey at the Devenish Complex tonight.

The last time the Poleglass boxer fought in Belfast he was surprisingly halted in two rounds by journeyman Pavels Senkovs on the Frampton-Parodi undercard. Now 'The Baby-Faced Assassin' is desperate put on an impressive performance for the legion of fans expected to follow him down to the Finaghy venue.

He has fought once since the Senkovs loss, recording a third-round stoppage win in Hungary recently. Now the 20-year-old has to compete over eight rounds with Englishman Bailey who has been matched relatively hard during his 26 fights.

Tennyson leads an eight-fight card that also features former British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay. The Immaculata man boxes Krzysztof Rogowski over six rounds in a fight designed to brush away the cobwebs of inactivity in time for a May 21 Commonwealth shot at Leeds' Josh Warrington. Former British and Commonwealth title challenger Luke Wilton is expected to get back to winning ways when he faces Bulgaria's Stefan Slavchev in a six-round flyweight bout.

Middleweight Alfredo Meli continues his ascent to title class when he takes on another Bulgarian, Samet Hyuseinov.

Debutant Paul Hyland Jnr should have too much in his locker for Zoltan Horvath in their lightweight four-rounder.

In the remaining four-round contests James Fryers gets a much needed run-out against east Belfast's Alec Bazza at lightweight.

After nearly two years out of the ring undefeated light-middleweight Dee Walsh returns to tackle Hungary's Krisztian Duka.

Young prospect Derek Potter is pitched in against Fivemiletown's Ben Mulligan at super-featherweight.

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