Huddersfield Hitman Charlie Martin Stuart won his fourth straight professional bout cheered on by 100 fans who travelled to support him.

Martin Stuart stopped experienced fighter Naeem Ali in the second round of the contest at Oldham Leisure Centre.

Martin Stuart’s coach Den Doyle, of Gladiators Boxing Academy in Huddersfield, said: “Charlie came out to the electric rap tune created by Gladiators teammate Jordan Wilson called Hitman, which has become Charlie’s nickname, and that set the tone for the evening. 

“Round one Charlie found his range with the jab and then upped the gears with a barrage of punches to Ali’s head. Ali then threw a few big hooks but they missed as Charlie took a step back. Charlie dispatched a quick one, two straight back which worked the body before the bell rang for the break. 

“We knew in the corner Ali was hurt with the body shot so the idea was to work our way in and not let up the pressure in round two.

“Charlie went to work and you could hear the shots sinking into Ali who was desperately trying to get back into the fight. The last 30 seconds Charlie put in some superb shots which meant Ali had nothing left to give. He got back to his corner and said he’d had enough and retired on his stool.

Charlie Martin Stuart

“Ali has had 96 bouts and we were told you’re not going to able to stop him nobody stops him, well Charlie did and he’s improving and growing more confident in every fight he goes into.

“We will be looking at boxing again as soon as possible. Charlie did himself, his family and his beloved town and the whole of Yorkshire proud.” 

On winning the fight Martin Stuart said: “The fight couldn’t have gone better. We came with a game plan and executed it perfectly. Thankfully we came away with a stoppage just after round two. 

“All the hard work and dedication I’ve been putting in has well and truly paid off. I just want to say a massive thank you to everybody who came out to show their support, it really helps drive me to perform my best. 

“I just have a few things to work on back in the gym, then I will keep pushing forward and start looking at bringing some titles back to Huddersfield later next year.”