Queensbury regional Welterweight champion Tony Ayinde will finally get to settle his war of words with Dorset rival Jon Martin in the ring next weekend, as their simmering rivalry continues to burn across social media.
Ayinde will defend his title for the second time on Saturday June 18th after a hand injury ruled him out of his first meeting with Martin back in May, and after month’s of heated exchanges online and face to face when the pair met ringside at the league's High Stakes event, Ayinde has warned the challenger that he’ll be coming into the “lions den” when the pair start throwing leather at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex.
“Jon Martin is coming in to the lions den on June 18th, and he’s playing a dangerous game coming up to my weight division to challenge me, said the champion.
“ We were supposed meet back in May but a hand injury meant that I was not able to fight, and there was no way I was going to put my title on the line and enter the ring not fully fit”
Bournemouth’s Martin has already tasted title success in the competition winning the regional light welterweight title in the division below, but the champion seems unfazed by the challenge that awaits him.
“ Jon Martin talks a lot, but I’m the champion at this weight and I’ll be staying champion and moving on to bigger things once I’ve taken care of him”
“There was nobody more annoyed than me after having to pull out of the first fight, but I’m going to be back with a vengeance this time and I’m going to beat him in style”
"Jon's been knocked out previously in the league and I think laying on the canvas is his favourite place, so that's where he's going to be again on the 18th"
Ayinde's second defence of his regional crown will take place against Martin on Satutrday June 18th at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex, and for more information on the rest of the line up click HERE