Tommy Martin relaxes after winning his first Masters title against Michael Mooney at The Troxy

14:34 01 May 2014

St Neots Boxer Tommy Martin with the British Masters Bronze belt. Picture: Helen Drake

St Neots Boxer Tommy Martin with the British Masters Bronze belt. Picture: Helen Drake

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Tommy ‘Da Gun’ Martin won his first title fight when he beat Michael ‘Mad Man’ Mooney at The Troxy, Limehouse, in London on Saturday.

Supported by more than 200 of his ‘Team Gun’ devotees, the St Neots boxer coasted through his ninth professional fight, which was top of a bill of 11 bouts, for the British Masters Welterweight Bronze title. There was a late cancellation by Ashley Mayall, who Martin was originally lined up to fight, just days beforehand – but the new opponent was no match for the Hunts fighter.

“It all changed just a couple of days before the fight,” said the 20-year-old, now back at home in St Neots, nursing a sore hand. “All I knew about Mooney was that I had beat someone in sparring who had beaten him in the ring, so I went into the fight full of confidence.”

It was Martin’s first eight-round fight but he was scored ahead of his 28-year-old opponent in seven of them for a 80-73 points victory.

But he didn’t come through the bout completely unscathed and was in hospital having X-rays on his left hand until the early hours of Monday morning. “The hospital said it was from where I had hit him so many times – from the impact. I haven’t broken it but there is some tissue damage so I have been told I am not allowed to punch anything to two weeks.

“So my short-term plan is spend some time with my family and friends, pick up a Porsche from my sponsors Junction 17 Cars, and enjoy myself.”

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