Past Pupils on the Up


Past pupil James Tennyson successfully defeated European super-featherweight champion Martin Ward on Saturday 5th May at the O2 Arena in London. Before this fight James had chalked up five straight victories, which included three dramatic stoppages.

Having bagged the World Boxing Association's international super-feather title, James has earned himself a high ranking by that governing body but Ward was easily his toughest test so far and it cames on an ideal stage for the former St Colm’s pupil.

James relished being part of the Haye-Bellew Sky Box Office show and, while Ward was  seen as the favourite in the eyes of many, the heavy-handed past pupil took his chance with a spectacular stoppage which many claimed was the best fight of the night. "I feel that I have grown as a fighter. Within the last year I have won the Irish title and a WBA international title and won three 50-50 fights by stoppage. With every fight I have been improving, I'm always learning. I have been working hard on my defence and my coach Tony Dunlop has been complimenting me on that," added Tennyson.

"Now I'm going on to the biggest stage of my career and I can't wait. I knew I was facing a very good boxer. Ward is quick and sharp, he's good on his feet and it wasn’t be easy but we had our game plan and I was ready for 12 hard rounds.


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Having completed his A-Levels past pupil Robert Maguire left school to pursue a career in Esports,  working for one of the world’s leading companies ‘Fnatic & Riot Game’s based in Los Angeles, America. His role as public relations manager has involved him travelling to different countries throughout the world to attend various Esport events. Robert has recently returned to St Colms to offer our current Sixth Form pupils an opportunity to work with Riot over the summer.

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