Nelson boxer compared to Shayne Singleton

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NELSON’S Charlie Martin was in action for Burnley’s Sandygate ABC at the New Era Complex, Accrington last weekend.

The Celtic Mauler (14) squared up to Chris Keeler (Beartown ABC) in a real humdinger of a contest.

Straight from the off he gave Keeler not a inch, switching from head to body, phase attacking using every inch of the ring.

Keeler, a smart, tall boxer, moved well and countered, but the Sandygate boxer countered, controlled and calculated, moving from body to head with great results, his upper-cut straight combo always a danger, yet Martin’s defences could not be penetrated.

The second was a much closer affair with both prospects upping the ante. The third and final round saw a flurry of fists from Charlie, scoring with a jab, lead hook, right hand left hook combo, and, sensing a stoppage, he pushed onto the resilient Cheshire fighter.

Judges ringside all scored the bout in favour of Martin, with coach Nik Tucker was over the moon: “With the work he puts in at the gym I was not surprised with such a measured performance.”

Club stalwart Bob Rosbotham added: “Charlie is just like Shayne Singleton was as a schoolboy, relentless and resourceful.”