Martin Lindsay would love one more crack at featherweight division

Press Eye - Belfast  - 22nd September 2012'Matchroom Sports presents "Judgement Day" Boxing at The Odyssey Arena, Belfast'12 x 3 British & Commonwealth Featherweight Championship ''LEE SELBY (Barry) v MARTIN LINDSAY (Belfast)''                               '�Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - 22nd September 2012'Matchroom Sports presents "Judgement Day" Boxing at The Odyssey Arena, Belfast'12 x 3 British & Commonwealth Featherweight Championship ''LEE SELBY (Barry) v MARTIN LINDSAY (Belfast)'' '�Russell Pritchard / Presseye

Former British champion Martin Lindsay could be talked out of retirement if the right offer comes along.

Featherweight Lindsay has not fought since losing to Josh Warrington in May last year.

But after watching young guns Tommy McCarthy, Tyrone McKenna, Joe Fitzpatrick, Paddy Gallagher and Alfredo Meli in action in Belfast on Saturday night - Lindsay he could return if the deal was right.

“I have been helping to train the guys at the gym and I am not far off my fighting weight. I have also been sparring with a few of the lads and I am enjoying it.

“I have also been doing a bit of coaching with the kids and have helping out with Meli, James Fryers and a few of the others.

“Sometimes I feel like giving it another go but I would want time for preparation.

“People want you to take fights at a couple of weeks notice - but I don’t want that.

“But if the right offer came along - I would have to think about it,” added Lindsay.

And Lindsay says being at a show in Belfast - makes him want to get back in the action.

“It is great to come to a show like this that is on your doorstep and there are loads of people here - who supported me when I was fighting.

“It sends a tingle down your spine and you want to get in there and get started.

“All fighters love that buzz of going into the ring and fighting in front of a crowd and I am no different. When you stop fighting you miss that,” said Lindsay.

And two of the fighters that Lindsay faced - Lee Selby and Josh Warrington - have gone to lift a World and European title. And Lindsay believes they are both have excelled.

“They have done really well and Selby is now a World champion and Warrington holds the European belt.

“It is no disgrace to lose to those guys.

“Selby is a monster but I still think if I had been active and got the right preparation against Warrington, the outcome may have been different. He won the fight that night - but maybe if things had of been different I could have got more out of that fight.”

And Lindsay believes a Selby versus Warrington clash would be close to call.

“Selby is the better boxer and Warrington can be hit, but if Selby lets him in Warrington has a great engine.

“If the two of them do fight I would buy a ticket and go and watch it.

“They have both done well and I am pleased that I went 12 rounds with the two of them.”