Swindon welterweight Ryan Martin is ready to let his fists do the talking when he returns to the ring in December sets his sights on winning titles in 2019.
The 24-year-old has contested both the WBC Youth and IBO Continental titles but fell short against Michael McKinson and Craig Morris respectively but the Swindon boxer insists he has learned valuable lessons from those defeat.
Two wins so far this year got Martin back on the winning trail and he will look to make that three when he headlines the Kings of the Ring show at Swindon MECA on December 8th.
“We stepped up and took two fights which I don’t think a lot of people in the situation that I was in would have taken,” said Martin. “It didn’t pay off and I could go on all day about every little factor that contributed to me not getting those titles but it’s time for me to just shut my mouth and prove to everybody that I can get to where I believe, Paddy believes and everyone else who supports me, believe I should be on the big stage.
“It is all part of the process. I’ve learned lessons from the two losses, I know what went wrong and how to rectify it.”
The former Walcot Amateur Boxing Club star has demanded a tough opponent for the December show and says he wants to be in exciting fights for his fans.
“Now iI think it is time to step up and get better opponents and start proving to people that I can beat top guys,” added Martin. “I’m desperate more than anything for everyone to enjoy watching me fight and even in the losses, especially at the Oasis (against Michael McKinson), I think everyone came out happy with the fight, it was a hell of a fight. It obviously didn’t go my way but I have to take note of that aspect of it and if I can be in exciting fights then that’s it. We are looking for a good record and someone to step up and take a challenge.”
Joining Martin on the 10-fight bill, which is promoted by Neilson Boxing in association with Paddy Fitzpatrick and Trifecta, is Swindon’s Bec Connolly, heavyweight Phil Williams and another former Walcot ABC star Said Eltuyev.
Stablemate Harry Webb looks to continue his unbeaten start as a professional when he contests his first six-round bout while the bill is completed by Witney’s Bradley Townsend, Gloucester’s Max Mudway, Gloucester’s David Bailey, Weston Super Mare’s Shaun Lambert and Bicester’s Scott James.
Tickets are now on sale and can be obtained from any of the boxers or via the Neilson Boxing website www.neilsonboxing.co.uk
Watch our interview with Ryan Martin by clicking on the video below.