St Neots, Cambridgeshire’s exciting teenage prospect Tommy ‘Da Gun’ Martin is back in action this coming Friday, when he takes on the highly experienced Ibrar Riaz on the Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted BROTHERS IN ARMS event at York Hall in London on Friday 18th October.
Nineteen year old Tommy, who is unbeaten in four outings, put on a stunning performance, when he faced Kristian Laight back in July.
The noticeable step up in form, was clearly due to the fact that Tommy was making his first outing under the expert guidance of his then newly appointment coach Barry Smith.
Tommy oozed confidence from every pore, his movement was sublime and each attack was carried out with precision more akin to that of a Swiss watch movement.
Round by round Tommy schooled the highly experienced Laight like someone with many more years boxing under his belt, picking his shots like a Shogun picks his weapon, Tommy wasted nothing as he systematically tore apart Laight.
Laight put up a great fight, just Tommy was in a class of his own, after four superb all action rounds Ritchie Davies declared the youngster victorious by a shutout 40-36 points margin.
Following yet another full on training session, under the watchful eyes of Barry Smith, at the TRAD TKO Gym in Canning Town, Tommy spoke of his upcoming bout.
“I can’t wait, I’m really enjoying training at the minute, with Barry Smith and Johnny (manager and promoter Johnny Eames).
It’s nice to shake things up a bit, get stuck in with Barry and looking at a different way of fighting now.
We’ve been improving, as shown in the last fight, that’s why I think we’re going off in the same way this time.
It was a big improvement the last fight and we haven’t been out of the gym since then, I’m learning every day and loving it.
Hopefully this’ll be my last four rounder, I’ve been asking for more than six from Johnny but as he says I am only nineteen and he’s putting the reins on me a bit. That’s not a problem as I’m just getting out there and boxing.
I’ve just got a new sponsor onboard, Junction 17 Cars, they’re looking after me while I’m up here in London, making sure that all the financial side is all sorted so I can focus on the boxing and the winning.
I don’t really know anything about my opponent, to be honest I never look into the opponents because I trust my manager, I’m happy just to wait and see on the night.
I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that has bought tickets again, when you get behind me it makes me want to improve as a fighter so that I can please you lot, so keep coming and I’ll keep fighting well.”
Tommy ‘Da Gun’ Martin versus Ibrar Riaz, features on the undercard of the Nathan Graham Southern Area Light Middleweight Title defense against Freddie Turner, that headlines the Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted ‘Brothers In Arms’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Friday 18th October 2013.
Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from Tommy or alternatively buy on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town. For further information, or to purchase tickets by phone, call 07960 850645