Johnny Nelson claims James Tennyson ‘would beat Gervonta Davis NOW’ after Tennyson impresses with harmful KO

James Tennyson returned to motion with a formidable knockout on Saturday night time in London.

The 27-year-old blitzed Josh O’Reilly in a single spherical to maneuver to a report of 28 wins, three defeats.

Nelson is one among Sky’s prime boxing pundits

Since his super-featherweight world title loss in opposition to Tevin Farmer in 2018, Tennyson has moved as much as light-weight.

He’s now gained six consecutive fights by stoppage within the division.

This newest victory was sanctioned as an eliminator by the WBA.

Their present ‘tremendous’ world champion within the division is Teofimo Lopez, whereas Gervonta Davis additionally holds the WBA ‘common’ belt.

Gervonta is rated among the many finest fighters on the earth and simply knocked out Leo Santa Cruz in a career-best victory
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Within the fast aftermath of the knockout, Sky pundit Johnny Nelson made a daring declare concerning the potential match-up with Davis.

Nelson stated: “With that punch energy, I feel – it won’t go down too nicely – I feel he’ll beat Gervonta Davis now.

“I’m telling you, the ability that younger man’s bought, the starvation he’s bought.

“Pay attention, give the boy an opportunity. I’m telling you now, put him in with Davis.

“We’ve simply seen quantity ten knock out the WBA quantity eight, okay it’s about ranges.

“So at that stage, now you’re speaking about fighters that may punch, that may combat.

“He simply made simple work of quantity eight so to me he’s a world title contender.

“With that sort of energy, I again my phrases day by day.”

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