Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson promoted Ryan Martin (fought Scotland's Josh Taylor) SIGNED (silver sharpie) ring walk 8" x 10" photo.
Ryan D. Martin (born Feb 26, 1993) is an American lightweight professional. As an amateur, he was an Olympic hopeful and won several National Amateur Championships but failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. Currently he is undefeated as a professional and labelled by many as a can't miss Blue-Chip prospect.
Anson Wainwright of BoxingScene wrote that "From a young age Martin was highly touted. He was dubbed the name 'Kid London' by famed Jermain Taylor" as a promising favourite for the 2012 Olympic Team. Martin had a reported record of 202 wins with 22 losses, winning numerous American National Championships. His most notable accomplishment was his lightweight Gold medal performance at the men’s 2010 Under-19 National Championship, earning a berth to represent Team USA.
He was to represent Team USA at the 2010 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Azerbaijan. However, the entire USA Team wasn’t able to compete due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland. This was the lone qualifier for the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic games held in Singapore.
At the 2012 Olympic Qualifying tournament Martin failed to advance to the Summer Games by losing to the Olympic alternate, Robert Easter on points 14-8.
After various meetings with promotional companies to sign professional, the media announced In August 2013, that he signed an exclusive multi-year undisclosed deal with rap mogul Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
On September 16, 2013 he made his professional debut defeating Darus Somieari by way of TKO in round two. He finished 2013 with a KO victory stopping Eric Goodall in just one round. Reports show HBO’s VP of Programming, Peter Nelson watching the bout ringside with 50 Cent.
Martin was very active in 2014, being put on a fast track by his promoter 50 Cent and manager Tim VanNewhouse. He compiled a total of 8 fights while fighting on the undercards of major events televised by Showtime Boxing, ESPN and HBO Sports.
On January 22, 2014 Showtime Sports Showbox analyst Steve Farhood labeled Ryan Martin as a Top Prospect.
Martin embarked for the Dominican Republic after winning a Silver Medal at the 2009 National Junior Olympics. He and other USA Team Members boxed in four cities throughout the nation carrying with them their Christian Faith and spreading the word of Jesus Christ. The week-long trip was organized by USA Boxing's 2008 Olympic Games team manager Joe Smith.
In 2010 he received a proclamation from the Mayor of Chattanooga that anointed Mr. Martin an Ambassador of Goodwill "in recognition of his outstanding athletic abilities and service to his community". Mayor Littlefield signed the proclamation.
On February 12, 2014 RevolutionWear's FRIGO (underwear company) announced a two-year undisclosed sponsorship deal with the boxer. "We're delighted to be working with Ryan Martin," says RevolutionWear's Founder and CEO Mathias Ingvarsson. "It's a thrill to see athletes and everyday Americans incorporate FRIGO® into their active lifestyles." The deal mentioned Everlast Worldwide being apart of the design process for Martin's ring attire.
On May 13, 2014 American rapper 50 Cent released the music video for "Winners Circle" featuring Guordan Banks, on his fifth studio album Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win the video directed by Eif Rivera follows Ryan Martin and 50 Cent. It shows 50 Cent jogging and Martin training for a fight. They both meet up in the ring for a victory, joining each other in the Winner Circle.