While an upset victory for James Tennyson over IBF super-featherweight champion Tevin Farmer on October 20 in Boston would also enhance the reputation of Martin Ward – by virtue of his own against-the-odds defeat to the Belfast puncher in May – the Brentwood-based contender feels it is a tough ask for his recent five-round conqueror.
Ward, who returns from that setback a week after Farmer vs Tennyson on a loaded Matchroom show at London’s Copper Box, gives the 22-2 (18) Northern Irishman a huge amount of credit for taking his European belt but believes his style may not work as well against an on-form 26-4-1 (5) champion who has not lost since 2012. He analyses their contest, which takes place on the same show as Billy Joe Saunders vs Demetrius Andrade and will be shown on DAZN and Sky Sports.
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