SWINDON trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick says there is a busy period ahead for his boxers following their weekend exploits.

The weekend marked wins for Ryan Martin and youngster Harry Webb, while Bec Connolly suffered her second defeat of her professional career in Bristol.

Light-heavyweight Sam Smith was forced to pull out of his fight in Bracknell after suffering whiplash in a car accident on Saturday morning.

For the winning duo, Fitzpatrick is looking to move the pair along quickly as he looks to get them out in the ring again this September.

Martin in particular excites Fitzpatrick after he recorded his 10th professional win on Friday evening.

“Ryan now has 10 wins, two losses and four stoppages so we will be looking for him too be in an eight-round contest in September,” he said.

“Then we will be looking to take on any of the welterweights in Britain again. Ryan is a class act and I think enough happened on Friday to know the things we are doing with him are working.

“He was able to gauge how he felt Friday and brought in a few things from his sport psychologist, to pull himself into a place and it was very successful from that standpoint.

“His power is definitely coming through more because he is a lot more settled. So, I’m looking forward to him pushing on.”

With Smith, the Swindon trainer is prepared to play the waiting game in order to bag the Swindon fighter a shot at the Southern Area title.

Smith had fought and lost a final eliminator clash with Kirk Garvey, but now the title has been vacated by Anthony Yarde, Fitzpatrick sees a potential pathway to a Garvey-Smith rematch for the strap.

“I said to the official who was there on the night Sam lost to Garvey, I asked him about making an immediate rematch for the title when it becomes vacant,” he added.

“I want to see what is happening there because Sam would fight Kirk straight away.”