RYAN Martin’s chance to get a second shot at the WBC Youth world welterweight title has been left hanging by a thread.

The 23-year-old was set to fight in an eliminator for the title on June 24 on Trifecta’s ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ show at the Play Football Arena.

However, that show has been cancelled following a dispute over venue fees.

Martin's trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick, who is also the chief executive officer of Trifecta, says that they agreed to hire 1,000 seats for the night, extra portable toilets as well as purchasing 300 event T-shirts for the VIP tickets, the printing of posters and banners and venue insurance.

On top of that, Trifecta fighters Martin, Sam Smith, David Bailey and Harry Webb are set to miss out on a combined £7,000 purse due to the show being cancelled.

However, aside from the money that has been lost, Martin, who lost a narrow points decision for the same title against Michael McKinson in April, has a deadline of July 8 to box in his eliminator for the belt.

“I’m absolutely gutted,” Fitzpatrick told the Advertiser. “We also have to try and petition the WBC to see if we can get an extension for Ryan.

“The Oasis and the Grange Leisure Centre are the only other venues in Swindon that are licensed to stage professional boxing in the town but they are not available for when we would like or it is going to cost a lot more to put on at the start of July.

“A large number of David’s followers are not available and you run the risk of others not being able to make it too.

“We will be taking legal action, but that is not of any good to the fighters as they have lost significant purses.”

Play Football Arena had not responded to the Swindon Advertiser’s request for comment at the time of going press.