PROMOTER Mark Neilson says Swindon boxing fans have plenty to look forward to ahead of the second instalment of the Fight Town series at the Oasis Leisure Centre later this month.

Welterweight Ryan Martin tops the bill at the show on Saturday, September 28, with support coming from his Fitzpatrick’s Gym stablemate and former Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Luke ‘The Duke’ Watkins.

Sam Smith, Max Mudway, Jensen Irving and Bec Connolly are other local favourites that will enter the ring in a fortnight’s time.

Chippenham’s Johnny Ward is also set to make his debut

And with another show pencilled in for early November, Neilson says the September card won’t be one to miss as a number of fighters lay down their marker for a title bout in the near future.

“We’ve got Ryan Martin in an eight-round contest as the main event. Trying to get him matched has been so difficult,” he said.

“Everyone is ducking him, so we are working on two fighters at the moment that we want to get over the line.

“We need to start moving Ryan on. He’s had a dozen or so fights, he’s 25 years-old and we need him to be moving up the rankings, but he can only do that by fighting decent opponents.

“So, he’ll be in a good fight later this month. Then we have Luke Watkins, who is never in a dull fight.

“All of the fighters on the card are entertaining. Some of them are unbeaten and some are making their debuts, so there is something for everyone.”

With a strong local contingent, Neilson says this month’s show offers Swindon fight fans a great chance to get out and build relationships with the boxers.

He added: “Swindon is a fight town. It always has been, and it just gets better.

“Now we are working with Paddy Fitzpatrick and his stable of fighters, we really have all the ingredients we need to put on regular shows here.

“My job as a promoter is to keep putting on really good fights and we are looking to do that again this time.

“Regular shows in Swindon are great for the fighters, because they build a following and sell some tickets, which helps them.

“The fight fans are also getting to know these guys too, which can only be a positive thing.”