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Tennyson and McKenna aim to grab some of the spotlight

By David Kelly

James Tennyson bids to land the Irish super-featherweight title at the Waterfront Hall tonight when he clashes with Dubliner Declan Geraghty.

The fight is seen as too close to call by many in the Irish boxing fraternity - the aggression of Belfast man Tennyson matching up against Geraghty's boxing skills.

"I've done quality sparring with awkward southpaws who replicate Geraghty's style," said Tennyson. "Dec's good overall; slick, fast, quick on the move. But we've prepared for that. And we've seen some weaknesses that we hope to exploit on the night."

There wasn't the same respect between Tyrone McKenna and Jake Hanney ahead of their BUI Celtic super-lightweight title fight, having to be pulled apart as tempers flared.

"I want to look good and show that I deserve a big step up in class - someone around the top of the British scene," said McKenna.

• Anthony Cacace's manager Pat Magee will bid to stage his British super-featherweight title shot in Belfast after the British Board announced purse offers for April 12.

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