RYAN Martin’s hopes of getting a second shot at the WBC Youth world welterweight title are back on track.

The 23-year-old, who lost a close decision to Michael McKinson in April for the vacant belt, was set to fight on June 24 at the PlayFootball Arena in an eliminator contest.

However, the plug was pulled on that Trifecta show after the Bramble Lane venue demanded an extra £4,500 in hire costs after originally agreeing on a deal for £350 - citing health and safety for reason for the 1,286 per cent price hike.

That left the former Walcot and England amateur Martin desperately in need of a new show to box on, with the WBC setting a deadline for the eliminator bout of July 8.

With the clocking ticking, Martin’s trainer and manager Paddy Fitzpatrick has managed to get his fighter on the Goodwin Promotion’s July 8 show at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.

While an opponent is still to be finalised, Martin is pleased that all the hard work he has put in for June 24 will not go to waste.

“When the show got cancelled, I thought that this was going to be another quiet year for me,” said Martin, who has only had eight fights since turning professional in March 2014.

“That was the last thing I needed, my career has been too quiet.

“Thankfully, Paddy got straight on the phone and has sorted me out another fight and it means that I get to box to meet that July 8 deadline.”

Following his defeat to McKinson, who has yet to signal what his next move will be, the stylish Martin has been eager to get back into the ring to put that loss behind him.

While, he was set to taper down his training this week, Martin is confident the extra time will not be detrimental.

“To be honest, it is quite nice,” he said. “It means I’m not having to kill myself in the gym to make sure that I make weight.

“I’ve got that extra time to work on a couple of things, get a few extra massages and make sure that my mind and body are in the right place.

“Having this fight means that we are keeping up our end of the bargain. I’m not sure what Michael is doing. If he doesn’t fight, it will be down to the WBC to decide what happens next.”