Saturday night at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom, on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s demolition of Gary Cornish, undefeated Tommy Martin (13-0, 5 KOs), from St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, TKO’d Michael Devine (13-4-1, 4 KOs), from Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, in the 10th and final round to win the vacant WBA Continental super lightweight title.
The 21-year-old now holds the WBA Continental and British super lightweight belts.
His next fight will be on December 12 at the O2 Arena, on the undercard of Joshua’s shootout with Dillian Whyte, against an opponent to be determined.
“I’m 21 and everyone keeps telling me there’s no rush, but I know my potential and I know the results I’m getting,” he told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. “As soon as I stepped into the gym I thought, ‘I don’t want to be on a cold, muddy football pitch. I want to be in the gym punching someone’s head in.’
“The world’s my oyster. I will become world champion.”
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