Martin Lindsay knows he has to take his chance in Leeds clash

Martin Lindsay
Martin Lindsay

Martin Lindsay is a few hours away from a career defining fight against Josh Warrington in Leeds on Wednesday night.

The Commonwealth and British titles will be on the line and at 32-years of age Belfast featherweight Lindsay knows he has to deliver.

“This is last chance saloon for me and it is a huge opportunity for me to get right back in the mix.

“I am not getting any younger and this could be my last chance to get my hands on a title.

“This is a fight I had to take and if I win it will be a fantastic night for me, my team and the fans who have followed me over the years.

“This is what boxing is all about - these are the fights you want. You have to take on the likes of Lee Selby, Derry Matthews and Warrington.

“It gives the fans a night out and it gives me a huge opportunity,” he added.

Lindsay held the British title but it was ripped off him by John Simpson at the King’s Hall after the Belfast man chose to figth the wrong fight.

And he says that defeat makes him want to put the record straight against Warrington.

“I was poor that night and fell into the trap of fighting Simpson’s fight. I will not do that against Warrington.

“I have to do what I am best at and see where that gets me,” he added.

And Lindsay says he believes he has the tools to get rid of unbeaten Warrington.

“He is 17 fights unbeaten and he has a high workrate. He picks his shots well and he reminds me of myself when I started out.

“We have a spotted a few things and I hope to make it very difficult for him in there.

“This is probable my last chance of getting my hands on a title. I fought and lost to Selby over a year ago and at my age I can’t wait around for another 12 months to get a shot at a title,” added Lindsay.