St Neots teen sensation Tommy Martin is set to be back in action once more, on July 27th at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, where he will feature on the undercard of fellow TRAD TKO gym mate Ian Baileys first defense of his Southern Area Featherweight title.
On the 27th July, nineteen year old Tommy will be making his fourth professional outing, against Nuneatons Kristian Laight, on the show interestingly titled Turf War by Tommys manager and promoter Johnny Eames.
Back in November young Tommy grabbed the headlines on his pro debut, with a spectacular third round stoppage of tough Lithuanian Artur Saniuk.
Next up for Tommy, in February this year, was Birminghams Jason Nesbitt, whilst another stoppage finish didnt emerge, Tommy showcased his exceptional skills with a fantastic shutout 60-54 points victory over the highly experienced Brummie.
Young Tommy was handed another big test on his third outing, when he came up against the man with the Thunder ring tag, Gloucesters Andrew Harris by the way thats the very same Harris who faces Olympic Gold Medalist Luke Campbell when he pro debuts this weekend – once again Tommy came through with flying colours, albeit by a close 38-37 points margin.
Following yet another grueling training session, at the TRAD TKO gym in Canning Town, young Tommy took some time out to talk about his upcoming fight.
I like being busy, at the end of the day Im young, Ill always be fresh, so why not get them in while I can.
Im fighting a bloke called Kristian Laight, hes an awkward southpaw. I havent boxed a southpaw yet in my career, so lets see how it goes on the 27th.
Luckily theres a few southpaws here at the TRAD TKO, so have been getting some experience against a southpaw.
Ive also been sparring Michael Grant, whos also fighting on the show, hes a switch hitter, also been sparring Billy Morgan, who fights at Wembley Arena the week before my fight.
Also done a lot of sparring with Prizefighter contestant Liam Shinkwin, hes also Southern area Champion, so yeah been getting some good sparring here at the TRAD TKO.
I love being a pro, I know that Ill do a lot better in the pros, than in the amateurs, just because I like to live the sport, live and breath the sport.
Thats why I stay down here five days a week, to make the most of training I can. I love the TRAD TKO, Im happy here. To be honest I couldnt imagine being anywhere else.
On top of that Johnny (manager and promoter Johnny Eames) keeps me really busy and keeps me on my toes.
Thank you to anyone thats buying a ticket, weve smashed the ticket sales again, looking at roughly two hundred tickets weve done already, so thanks for the support and look forward to making you proud when I fight on the 27th.
Tommy Martin versus Kristian Laight features on the undercard of the Ian Bailey-Dan Naylor Southern Area Featherweight title clash, at the Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted Turf War at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 27th July 2013.
Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town or from any boxer on the event. For further information call 07960 850645 or 07557 641597.