James Tennyson and Josh O’Reilly will enter the ring at Wembley Arena this Friday for their World Boxing Association (WBA) Lightweight elimination bout. With three days to go before the fight, both fighters held their final official press conference and talked about their expectations for the match.
Tennyson and O’Reilly said they were ready and eager for this fight, which is very important for their careers as it brings them closer to the opportunity they long for if they can achieve the victory.
Local Tennyson spoke about the importance of the fight and his need to win the elimination match. He stressed that he wants to leave a good impression on the fans because he is committed to the public.
He was asked if he needs a knockout to impress the world, and the Briton said that the important thing is to win either by points or by KO.
O’Reilly, who is Canadian but of Irish descent, spoke about the years he trained in Ireland and how that helped him in his career. He also said that he is aware of the great opportunity before him and that he wants to pass the test against Tennyson to aim for great things in the 135 pounds division.
The weigh-in ceremony will be held tomorrow, and on Friday they will be ready to fight. Tennyson has a record of 31 wins, 6 losses, and 23 KOs, while O’Reilly is undefeated in 16 fights, with 6 KOs.