• Dexter Hastings

The Quiet Man Martin Gethin

Martin Gethin Professional Boxer

Martin Gethin is a 33 year old professional boxer from Walsall. The 5 foot 8, Orthodox, Super Lightweight known as the “Quiet Man” had 75 fights as an amateur but is not sure about how many he won or lost.

Gethin has had a very impressive pro career of 37 fights wining 28 and drawing 1.

He has amassed the British masters, international masters, Midlands, 2 x English, 2 IBF international titles at 2 different weights and a British title.

Martin Boxes out of Wednsbury gym and is trained by Errol Johnson.

I asked the "Quiet Man” who his favorite boxer is? He told me “Roy Jones Jr, because of his skill and power, he knocked them out from all angles, he was just quality”.

The best fight Martin has seen is Ricky Hatton v Kosta Tszyu.

Gethin has been boxing for 22 years

Martin informed me “My brothers started boxing when I was 6, I wanted to go with Steven and Darren, I was also inspired by watching Tyson and Lewis and Benn ,Eubank. I loved them years of getting up early to watch the big fights”.

Gethin told me his hardest fight was out of Ammeth Diaz and Terry Flangen.

Martin added at the end “I have boxed for the IBF world eliminator and I run my own boxing gym called Wild star boxing gym

Dexter’s Thoughts

Martin has had a great career and I saw him in his final fight at Walsall town hall where he was had a convincing victory. I have heard rumours that he my continue to compete as from what I saw in his last fight he has still got a lot to offer boxing. What ever Martin chooses he has been a credit to boxing in Birmingham and the Black Country and the Birmingham boxing column wish him all the best.