Tommy Martin becomes a ‘Super’ star but already wants more belts

Tommy Martin holds aloft the WBA Continental Super Lightweight title after stopping Michael Devine a

Tommy Martin holds aloft the WBA Continental Super Lightweight title after stopping Michael Devine at the O2 Arena. Picture: LAWRENCE LUSTIG - Credit: Archant

Tommy Martin has vowed to bring more major belts back to Huntingdonshire by the end of 2015.

The rising star captured the vacant WBA Continental Super Lightweight crown with a final-round stoppage of Michael Devine at the O2 Arena in London last Saturday night - his 13th successive victory on an unblemished professional record.

And Martin is already eyeing up a pre-Christmas battle on December 12 for more belts. An agreement is close to being struck with a possible opponent.

He said: “I’m over the moon to have won another title and taken the next step up the ladder.

“Winning on Saturday night gets me into the top 15 of the WBA world rankings and it is all about continuing to make progress.

“We are already very close to thrashing out a deal for a big fight in December where I will be defending my title and hopefully have the chance to more belts.

“I’m loving every minute of my career, but there is no chance of me getting carried away.

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“I have my family and some friends around me, and a strong faith which all helps me keep my feet on the ground.

“Boxing is all about taking the right fights at the right time and that is something we will try to continue to do.”

The 21 year-old dubbed his Saturday stoppage of Luton man Devine as the ‘most mature performance of my career’.

He broke the nose of Devine in the second round and floored him in the fourth round.

He was docked a point for a low blow in the ninth round but remained in complete control before bringing the fight to an early conclusion after Devine had dropped his guard to complain about what he felt was another low shot.

Martin added: “I think he was looking to get me disqualified, but I was hitting him with good shots and took advantage to finish it when I had the chance.”

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