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A national judo champion socks it to the judges on The Voice this week.

Max Murphy is set to compete for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics, but if he does well on the BBC singing talent show he says he’ll put his sporting dreams to one side.

Max, who performs MGMT’s Electric Feel during Saturday night’s blind auditions, told The Sun: “Despite my dedication to judo, I’ve always loved my singing. If one of those chairs turns round, that could be the end of my judo career.”

And Sir Tom Jones is impressed by the punch the young singer from Glasgow packs on stage.

The Welsh legend said: “I’m sure he can hit me hard with judo. The only sort of fighting I know is street fighting, see I wasn’t born with this nose.

“But I love judo and all physical one-on-one things.”