Belfast’s Martin Lindsay has warned Lee Selby he will lose his British and Commonwealth featherweight titles when the pair go head to head in front of a passionate Odyssey Arena crowd on the Betfair ‘Judgement Day’ bill, live on Sky Sports on September 22.
Selby won the belts from Liverpool’s Stephen Smith last September and has since mounted successful defences against John Simpson and Patrick Okine. Lindsay has previously held the British title but lost his crown by unanimous decision to John Simpson in December 2010 and is hoping his hometown crowd can help him regain the belt and claim the Commonwealth title too.
“Belfast is always a brilliant venue for any boxing night because the public come out and support you and they do cheer you on,” he said.
“I have never boxed in the Odyssey before but I was in Eamonn O’Kane’s corner with my coach when he fought there on the undercard of Paul McCloskey and Breidis Prescott. The atmosphere was brilliant that night and I am sure it will be again with Carl Frampton, McCloskey, O’Kane and me all on the same bill. It should be a brilliant night.
“I have a big following who come out and support me, and all the Belfast public know, on paper, this should be a brilliant fight and they will be cheering me on and I will use that; I will use everything I can to win on the night.”
Lindsay’s double title shot forms part of a stacked undercard for Frampton’s Betfair ‘Judgement Day’ defence of his IBF Inter-Continental and Commonwealth super bantamweight titles against Steve Molitor.