Martin should be cheered on by 250 fans when he boxes at Peterborough Arena on Saturday, February 2 and a sprinkling of Posh players are likely to be among them. Martin was on the books at London Road and the 18 year-old lightweight said: I met all the players the other week and Im hoping to see them all there when I box. Gabriel Zakuani seems keen. He keeps Tweeting me. Im going to wear a Peterborough shirt when I walk to the ring and hope all the Posh fans get behind me. I was on the books at London Road when I was 16 years old. I was a goalkeeper and used to train with first teamers like Joe Lewis, George Boyd and Craig Mackail-Smith. But I couldnt keep up both sports. I had to give up football or boxing. My mates thought I was mad to give up football. But football was a chore and boxing is my passion. I love to fight and I get so much support because I come to fight and entertain the fans. Im a crowd-pleasing fighter. I want to be British champion by the time Im 21 and if I keep winning I will get my chance. Martin, who is sponsored by SGC Facilities Management, made a winning start to his pro career in November with a three-round stoppage of Artur Saniuk in Bethnal Green and to further his ambitions, he has left home and based himself in London. He has digs a short walk from the TKO gym in Canning Town where his stable mates include British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Billy-Joe Saunders and world-title challenger Kevin Mitchell. Being around fighters of that quality rubs off on you, said Martin. I walk into the gym every day knowing Im going to make myself look a mug if I dont perform. I sat down with my trainer Johnny Eames and he said that if I want to achieve my ambitions, I have to do it properly, and thats why Im putting the work in. Cello Renda defends his British Masters light-heavyweight title in the top-of-the-bill fight in Peterborough and the undercard also features top talents Sam Barron and Jordan Gill. Anyone who needs tickets or travel from St Neots should ring 07851 112500.