UK Boxing: James Tennyson; Joshua Buatsi; Conor Benn

James Tennyson feels he’s above domestic level – and says he’ll prove that on Saturday night when he faces Ryan Doyle for the WBA International Super-Featherweight title at the SSE Arena Belfast, live on Sky Sports.

Tennyson has won Celtic Featherweight and Irish Super-Featherweight titles but fell short when he met Ryan Walsh for the British Featherweight crown last April.

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The boxing greatness that can await an Olympic gold medal winner (or a silver or bronze medal winner)

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Cassius Clay, 1960: he (allegedly) threw his gold medal into the river.

George Foreman, 1968: he captured the heart of a nation by waving a tiny American flag.

Sugar Ray Leonard, 1976: he taped a photo of his girlfriend to his sock.

Oscar De La Hoya, 1992: he dedicated his Olympic triumph to his late mother.

Joe Frazier, 1964: he fought with a broken thumb.

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Joshua Buatsi emerging as the British boxing star at Rio; Floyd Mayweather predicts he will be a world champion

One of the great things about the Olympics is how, amongst the expected glamour and excitement brought by the big names, a new star can emerge. In boxing, British light-heavyweight Joshua Buatsi is looking like being one of the previously unknown talents set for a totally new life after the Games have reached their conclusion. The Londoner who was born in Ghana is guaranteed a bronze medal yet he is naturally aiming to go for glory and bring home a gold.

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