Local fighters ready to rock Belfast venue

Martin Lindsay
Martin Lindsay

It’s all systems go for our local boxers before they take to the ring at the Odyssey on Saturday night.

Martin Lindsay challenges for Lee Selby’s British and Commonwealth titles and the Belfast fighter knows he has to deliver.

“They are all must win, but this really is a must win fight for me. I am 30 years of age, so it would be a long way back for me if I don’t beat Selby.

“I believe that if I am at my best I can beat anybody and I believe I will beat Selby at the Odyssey.

“I have watched him a few times and he has strengths and weaknesses, and I intend to exploit those weaknesses,” added Lindsay.

Heavyweight Martin Rogan also returns to the ring after losing in his last outing to Tyson Fury.

Rogan taks part in the heavyweight Prizefighter later this year and he is up for the bill at the Odyssey.

“I am looking forward to it and then moving onto Prizefighter. I have been sparring in Thailand and Sligo in preparation for this fight.

“It is also good to be fighting in Belfast again and it is a great bill for the boxing fans from here to go along and watch,” said Rogan.

Eamonn O’Kane will also be looking to put the defeat to John Ryder behind him in December. O’Kane has been training under new coach Bernardo Checa and he wants to get back to winning ways.

“I am ready to go. With Benardo we have gone back to basics,” he added.

Jamie Conlan will fight for an Intercontiental title on the bill against Mike Robinson.And Conlan says preparation has gon well.

“I have been sparring with my brother Michael and Marc McCullough and I feel great. I am just glad to be back in action after a year out of the ring,” said Conlan.

McCullough is also on the Odyssey bill and he wants another win on his record.

“Yes another win is what I want. Great to be on this bill. Best bill in Belfast for ages.”

And Daniel ‘Insane’ McShane is also looking to prove his worth.

“I want to win and be impressive getting the victory,” said McShane.