Martin Lindsay sets sights on regaining crown

Martin Lindsay
Martin Lindsay

Martin Lindsay is closing in on another shot at the British title when he takes to the ring at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on April 25.

The former Immaculata amateur will be looking to regain the British title that he lost to John Simpson at the King’s Hall in December 2010.

Lindsay has not fought since losing to Lee Selby at the Odyssey last year on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s European title clash against Kiko Martinez.

Selby claimed the European title in February after seeing off Rendall Munroe and he now looks set to vacate his British featherweight title - which could open the door for Lindsay.

And ‘Mac-Man’ says he wants to get his hands back on his British title.

“I have a six rounder in April and if I can through that ok, it looks like I will be made the mandatory challenger for the British title. Selby is now the European champion and he has the Lonsdale belt, so he should be moving on.

“If that happens I want my British title back and I am determined to get the job done.

“I am good shape because I have always been in the gym and I have been sparring with the lads who were getting ready for the National Elite Finals and few of the young professionals,” he added.

And Lindsay says he needs the chance to fight for a British title to give him a reason to get back in the ring.

“I need something to motivate me and a chance to fight for a British title again, is great motivation.

“Once I get this six rounder out of the way - I should get the chance to fight for the British title.

“I fought the wrong fight that night against John Simpson at the King’s Hall and I want to put the record straight by regaining the title and then we see where I go from there,” he added.

Meanwhile Belfast’s James Fryers kept his unbeaten record on track on Saturday night in Reading, Fryers beating Michael Mooney on points over four rounds.