RYAN Martin insists that he won’t be fazed by the television cameras as he prepares to make his small screen debut next month.

The welterweight prospect from Swindon will face Ludlow’s Craig Morris in an eliminator for the English title at the Leicester Arena on December 2 which will also be shown live on Five Spike.

However, the 23-year-old, whose record of eight wins and one defeat is exactly the same as his opponents, believes that despite the extra attention he focus will be on the former Midlands Area title challenger.

“At the end of the you just have to put the cameras out of you mind,” Martin said. “You can’t see the people at home watching you.

“It is just another boxing ring, another opponent and I have got my job to do.

“I’m confident in my ability and I just have to make sure that I execute it on the night.”

Martin joins what is expected to be a big night for Wiltshire boxing as stablemate Luke Watkins defends his Commonwealth cruiserweight belt on the same show, while Malmesbury’s Joe Hughes tops the bill after landing a European super-lightweight title fight against Sweden’s Anthony Yigit.

And the former Walcot and England amateur is delighted that he back out fighting soon after his last contest when he stopped Nikoloz Gvajava in two rounds at the end of September.

“We said after my last fight I wanted to be out again before Christmas, but knowing my career it doesn’t always happen like that,” said Martin.

“So to get this opportunity is fantastic. Paddy (Fitzpatrick, Martin’s trainer) has pulled it out the bag.

“After the WBC (Youth title) fight (which Martin lost on points) I said I wanted to be in quality opponents and that is what I have got.

“This opportunity has come earlier than expected for me, but it is not too early.

“We had the face-off at the press conference (on Tuesday) and there was no animosity – it was just strictly business. I don’t know how much he has seen of me – there isn’t a great deal out there.

“I have seen a bit of him, he looks game, he looks physically strong – but that is nothing that I haven’t dealt with before.

“I had a little break after the last camp but I have been back training for a while and it is thanks to sponsors like Allen and Foxworthy that allow me to do that.”

Tickets for the show are priced £30 unreserved or £100 VIP and are available from any of the fighters on the show.