In an eliminator for a WBA lightweight title, WBA #9 rated James Tennyson (28-3, 24 KOs) ruthlessly destroyed previously unbeaten #7 rated Josh O’Reilly (16-1, 6 KOs) in the first round on Thursday night at the SSE Arena in London. Former world title challenger Tennyson floored O’Reilly twice and got a referee’s stoppage with his follow-up barrage. Time was 2:14.
After the fight, promoter Eddie Hearn stated he wants to put Tennyson in with Jorge Linares or Rolly Romero.
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