Lee Selby retained his British and Commonwealth featherweight titles with a clear and unanimous 12 round points win over Martin Lindsay at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Saturday.
Selby put both his titles on the line against the popular Irishman in front of his local fans and showed no signs of nerves as he kept his composure to claim a 118-110 verdict on two judges cards while the third official made Selby the winner by scores of 117-111.
The 30 year-old Lindsey did well to finish the fight on feet after taking some heavy shots in the 10th round.
"I knew early on it was going to be tough," Lindsey told Sky Sports after the fight. "He’s very fast and picks his shots well.
"I was trying to bring him on to the later rounds, where he’s never been, but he maintained his momentum. I tried to test him as much as he could be he’s a worthy champion. He boxed well and landed some nice shots."
Selby acknowledged after that Lindsey proved a tough test: "Martin is the toughest opponent I’ve boxed. But no disrespect to him, he’s getting on a bit. I’m young and fresh,"
On the undercard Andy Lee returned for the first time after his unsuccessful world title bid to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June 2013, by comfortably out-pointing fellow Irishman Anthony Fitzgerald over 10 rounds. Referee Steve Gray scored the bout 98-94 to Lee.
February 9, 2013