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Martin looks to make his mark

PUBLISHED: 09:37 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:37 06 March 2013

Trad TKO's Tommy Martin (centre) is aiming to impress in his next professional outing (Gianluca Di Caro)

Trad TKO's Tommy Martin (centre) is aiming to impress in his next professional outing (Gianluca Di Caro)

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TRAD TKO boxer prepares for third outing

TRAD TKO’s Tommy Martin is looking to impress on his third professional outing on March 15.

Martin, 18, features on the undercard of the Matt Skelton versus John McDermott English Heavyweight title clash on the Frank Maloney promoted ‘Loaded and Dangerous in London’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green.

And the youngster has made quite an impact since turning pro in November last year.

In his first fight the teenager showcased hisimmense punching power by stopping Lithuania’s Artur Saniuk in the first minute of the third round.

And last month Martin showed his maturity by boxing smart against the highly experienced Jason Nesbitt from Birmingham, to secure a shutout 60-54 points victory.

He said: “I’ve been with Johnny (Eames) six months now and already have my third fight coming up on the 15th.

“To be honest I had just finished my second fight and as soon I came to collect my money from Johnny he said straight away we’ve got another date.

“I’d literally just come back up to London, I stay here five days a week and go back home to Cambridge at weekends, so I went straight back into camp for another six weeks to prepare for March 15.

“I have really good backing, since my last fight I’ve done 250 tickets now, so hopefully after this fight, if they keep getting televised, things will only get bigger and better.

“With a good headlining act it hopefully helps me sell a lot more tickets, No offence to Miranda Carter shows but without a big attraction headlining it makes it hard to sell tickets, as I don’t just sell myself, I sell the show.

“It’s the same with my training, I live the life, it’s the whole thing, so I live in London during the week so can concentrate on honing my skills and improving my fitness. If you don’t live the life you soon get found out, that’s the truth.

“I came to the TRAD TKO for my first couple of weeks sparring and found it really, really hard, but since I’ve been living the life as a professional, being in the gym five days a week it really begins to show itself in the ring, there’s no hiding place in there.

“I’d like to thank all my fans for their support and say to all boxing fans, it’s going to be a fantastic show, not just my fight but the card is so strong it will be pugilistic heaven, so if you can’t make it to York Hall make sure you tune in to Loaded TV.”

The Loaded and Dangerous in London show will be broadcast live and exclusive on Loaded TV (Sky platform channel 200).

Tickets, priced £30 and £70, for the Frank Maloney promoted event are on sale now at www.tkoboxoffice.com or direct from Tommy Martin at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.


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