Fitzpatrick laughs off Farnan’s KO claim

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Paddy Fitzpatrick talks to Your Sport Swindon about the possible local clash between the town’s welterweights Ryan Martin and Garvey Kelly.

The two Swindon boxers appear to be on collision course with a potential clash being pencilled in for next year and Fitzpatrick, who trains Kelly, believes it will be an exciting fight for the town when it happens.

In the meantime both Kelly and Martin will be in action in their home town when they fight at Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre on Saturday, October 24th.

Keith Mayo’s boxer Martin takes on Faheem Khan for a Championship title on the show while Kelly will appear on the undercard at the Oasis.

And Martin’s clash against Exeter’s Khan will provide an interesting comparison with Kelly, who was stopped by the same opponent back in February for what is his only career loss to date.

Kelly meanwhile has bounced back from that defeat stopping Gabor Feher inside five rounds in Northern Ireland while Martin, whose early career has been hit by niggling injuries, celebrated a first round stoppage against Linas Meistavicius earlier this month.

Fitzpatrick also responded to Martin’s trainer Rich Farnan’s early prediction that Kelly “will get knocked out” when the pair eventually meet.

Both boxers and trainers will be at the press launch for the October show on Thursday (7pm) at Ultimate Fantasy Club when the friendly banter is sure to continue.

Click on the video above to find out what Fitzpatrick had to say about it all.

The October 24th bill will also include Fitzpatrick’s exciting cruiserweight Luke Watkins who is the chief support to the main event which sees Malmesbury’s Joe Hughes defend his super lightweight English title.

On the undercard, Swindon’s female super middleweight Kelly Morgan will contest her second professional fight while switch-hitting lightweight Danny Bharj will also be in action. There’s also a debut for Chippenham boxer Ben Heap on the Keith Mayo and Paddy Fitzpatrick co-promotion.