RYAN Martin says his main focus over the Christmas period is to enjoy some well-earned time off before the Swindon fighter starts to turn attentions back towards his boxing ambitions.

Martin signed off his 2019 fight schedule with a scintillating win over South African Mziwoxolo Ndwayana at the Neilson Boxing-promoted Fight Town 3 show at the Oasis Leisure Centre late last month.

The contest served as an eliminator for the Commonwealth welterweight title, with Martin taking victory in front of his home crowd via a second-round stoppage.

Promoter Mark Neilson suggested a final eliminator could be on the cards for the 25-year-old next before he gets a shot at the belt.

Whatever his impending challenge in the ring turns out to be, Martin – who trains at Paddy Fitzpatrick’s Ferndale Road gym in the town – is content to put it on the back-burners for the time being.

“Christmas dinner is what is next for me, a beer and Christmas dinner,” said Martin.

“A break will be good as I have had two back-to-back camps for the last two fights.

“I am not tired physically but, mentally, it will be nice to have a couple of weeks off.

“I am having a week away with my girlfriend and after that, we will talk about what comes next.

“The time off will definitely be much sweeter because of the win.

“In terms of boxing, we will have to sit down and talk about it once I am back.

“If a title shot comes up then I will look to grab it with both hands but it is down to the team to make that happen.

“I finished my last fight well and I am happy to try to go for the title. That is what I want, so hopefully it happens.”

Martin’s victory at Fight Town 3 took his record to two wins and a draw from three bouts in 2019 and leaves his overall record at 13 wins, two defeats and one draw.