RYAN Martin isn’t concerned by his lack of knowledge regarding upcoming opponent Mziwoxolo Ndwayana, despite having never seen the South African prospect in the flesh.

Ndwayana will make the 17,000 mile-plus round trip from his home in Grahamstown to face Martin in a Commonwealth welterweight title eliminator on Neilson Boxing’s Fight Town 3 card on Saturday, November 30.

Martin, trained by Paddy Fitzpatrick in the town, will be keen to right his wrongs after Eltham’s Ohio Kain Iremiren held the 25-year-old to a surprise draw in September.

Martin himself admitted at a press conference on Saturday that a draw wasn’t what he was hoping for from his last outing.

But he believes the fight has stood him in good stead, and at the same time, is keen to overturn his South African opponent, who boasts an 18-4-2 record in his homeland.

Martin said: “My last fight definitely wasn’t what I was looking for. But it’s not a negative.

“I was involved in a tough fight, and if there is anything to take from it, it’s the fact that the fight was entertaining for the Swindon fans.

“At the end of the day, boxing is a sport when the main job is the get a win. But you’ve also got to entertain.

“I’m in another good fight for Fight Town 3, so I’m happy.

“We’ve got a bit of footage of Ndwayana, but I’m not one of those fighters that obsesses about studying an opponent.

“I look for what I feel and what Paddy feels we need to look at. That’s what we’ll work on.

“This fight is very much about me, and me turning up. If I perform at my best, I’ll get the job done.”

Trainer Fitzpatrick knew Martin was taking a risk when facing London prospect Iremiren on September’s Fight Town 2 card.

The 23-year-old was originally one of Martin’s initial targets, but Fitzpatrick withdrew his interest in matching the pair together after extensive research.

It was only after the Swindon coach was snubbed by more than 50 potential opponents that he went back to Iremiren. And Martin’s draw seemingly didn’t come as a great surprise to the Irishman.

Fitzpatrick said: “I looked at him (Ohio Kain Iremiren) after we called three different fighters.

“His record was 4-1-1, and his one loss was at light-middleweight against a 10-1-0. And his draw was against an unbeaten opponent.

“He could really fight, and we scrapped him. But after 55 opponents, we came back to him.

“And he proved his worth on the night.”

Martin’s bout with Ndwayana is one of at least 11 scheduled bouts on the Fight Town 3 card at the moment.