RYAN Martin will get a shot at the Commonwealth welterweight title – should he successfully come through his next bout in Swindon at the end of this month.

Martin faces off against South African Mziwoxolo Ndwayana at the Neilson Boxing-promoted Fight Town 3 show on November 30 in what will be an eliminator for the Commonwealth crown.

Swindon fighter Martin has already claimed a win and a draw in front of home fans at the Oasis Leisure Centre this year, and a victory against Ndwayana could lead to his most high-profile bout yet.

Should the 25-year-old be successful in four weeks’ time, promoter Mark Neilson hopes to be able to stage the Commonwealth title contest back in Swindon.

“We have been trying to get Ryan into a position for title fights for some time,” said Neilson.

“He wants to step up a level, so we have been working hard behind the scenes to make that happen, and we have managed to get him an eliminator for the Commonwealth title.

“The winner is then approved by the Commonwealth commission to fight for the title.

“This is a prestigious title. It is a big deal and if he comes through this next fight, we would like to try to get the Commonwealth title fight at home for our next show.

“That would be a massive coup for Ryan and for Swindon.”

Ndwayana represents arguably the toughest challenge of Martin’s career, with the South African boasting a strong record of 18 wins and four defeats from 24 bouts.

Therefore, Neilson feels the fights marks the chance for Martin – who trains with Paddy Fitzpatrick at his Ferndale Road Gym – to finally get the recognition his talents deserve.

“South Africa has a good history of fighters and Ndwayana is the current South African welterweight champion,” said Neilson.

“He was won his last fights three by knockout, so he is a tough lad – it is a proper fight.

“It is always difficult at welterweight as there are so many of them – it is one of the deepest divisions.

“You can be really good but still ranked in the 30s or 40s. You could be the equivalent fighter at heavyweight and be top-15 ranked as there are not as many.

“It is difficult to get opportunities at welterweight but this is a great one for Ryan.”

The Fight Town 3 show will officially be launched at a press conference at the Oasis Leisure Centre on Saturday, starting at 1pm.

Fellow Fitzpatrick-trained fighter Sam Smith has already been confirmed as facing Germaine Brown for the Southern Area super-middleweight title.