Talented young featherweight James Tennyson suffered a shock stoppage loss to Latvian journeyman Pavel Senkovs on Saturday night in Northern Ireland as the Irishman aimed to win his ninth straight bout since turning pro.
The 20 year-old, who had ended seven of his own contests early, was hurt badly in the second round against Senkovs and never recovered as ‘The Baby-Faced Assasin’ lost for the first time in his career. The corner was forced to throw the towel in with Tennyson in no position to defend himself.
Tennyson was a massive favourite to overcome Senkovs, 24, as the Mansfield-based fighter had won just two of 71 bouts previously, although the Belfast man was dropped and rocked in the fight and now faces a big rebuilding job.
Senkovs already has his next two fights lined up as he takes on debutants Martin Hillman and Craig Hardy at York Hall in November and December, but will be buoyant going into those clashes after winning his first fight in four years.
Ricky Hatton prospect Ryan Burnett also made an appearance on the Odyssey Arena card, topped by Carl Frampton’s stoppage of Jeremy Parodi, as he defeated Reynaldo Caijina in two rounds to move to 3-0.
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