Tommy Martin makes it three wins out of three with close shave at York Hall

AND THE WINNER IS: Tommy Martin gets the nod ahead of his opponent on Friday night. Picture: TKO.

AND THE WINNER IS: Tommy Martin gets the nod ahead of his opponent on Friday night. Picture: TKO. - Credit: Archant

TOMMY Martin will now take a break after winning his third professional fight at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Friday night.

IN THE RING: Tommy Martin faces Andy Harris in Bethnal Green on Friday. Picture: TKO.

IN THE RING: Tommy Martin faces Andy Harris in Bethnal Green on Friday. Picture: TKO. - Credit: Archant

The St Neots boxer, who is still only 18, beat 30-year-old Andy Harris at the Frank Maloney promoted show in which he was on the undercard for the English heavyweight title decider between John McDermott and Matt Skelton.

SUPERSTARS: Tommy Martin, right, with Olympic gymnast Louis Smith.

SUPERSTARS: Tommy Martin, right, with Olympic gymnast Louis Smith. - Credit: Archant

But, unlike his first two fights, this was a close one and Martin only took the win with a 38-37 point decision. There was even a taste of the canvas for the former St Ives Boxing Club youngster in the second round.

“I am going to have a rest now,” the light welterweight told The Hunts Post. “I shan’t be fighting again until September or October.

“It was a tougher fight this one and I went down in the second round but I have watched the DVD back and it was definitely a push.”

Martin’s opponent this time was no punch bag. The Gloucester fighter might have a record of two losses from his two fights but the disappointment on his face at the end of the bout when the referee raised Martin’s hand said it all.

Martin, who was supported by more than 200 of his Team Gun fan base at the show, even he admitted he could have done more. It might have been an eye-opener for the young boxer.

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“I only found out who I was boxing three days before which was too late really,” he said.

“I did enough to win but I have had three fights in close succession and I’m only 18.”

The fight will be will be shown on Loaded TV at 9.30pm this Friday night on Sky channel 200.

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