James Tennyson wowed his hometown fans tonight on the Ryan Burnett world title show at the SSE Arena in Belfast.
James Tennyson defended his WBA (international) super-featherweight title in some style tonight in his hometown to put himself in the shop window for some big fights next up.
‘The Assassin’ took on Darren Traynor and recorded one of the most explosive finishes of the night to improve his record to 20-2 (16KO).
Here’s the moment the punch landed as captured by Sky Sports Boxing Twitter (hat tip):
— Sky Sports Boxing 🥊 (@SkySportsBoxing) October 21, 2017
A third round knockout that without doubt will have sent out a message in the super-featherweight division.
Fight fans have been chiming in on the chilling knockout with a variety of reactions so far:
James Tennyson is great fun to watch. There’s a vulnerability to him but explosive.
— Southpaw Boxing News (@SouthpawBoxNews) October 21, 2017
— eamon carr (@carrtogram) October 21, 2017
That initial left hook to the body hurt Traynor and set up the right hand upstairs. Nice finish from James Tennyson.
— Si Thompson (@TheSiThompson) October 21, 2017
Brawl !! First in best dressed !! James Tennyson !! Straight right !! Good night 🍀 @EddieHearn WBA !!
— Dillon_Dublin_murphy (@Dillonm32020657) October 21, 2017
Quiet the performance indeed that sees the Belfast march on to inevitably bigger fights in the not too distant future.