17 March 2010 – Press Release
Martin Lindsay will be heading towards a European featherweight title fight if he successfully defends his British crown against Jamie Arthur.
Belfast’s ‘Mr Excitement’ (15-0) faces his Welsh challenger in a tremendous 12 rounder at Leigh Indoor Sports Village on Friday night (19th March).
Lindsay is currently the number one challenger for Oleg Yefimovich’s European championship and a win over Arthur is likely to see him made the Ukrainian’s official challenger.
That would mean facing top class operator Yefimovich later this year.
Frank Maloney who promotes Friday’s enthralling battle said: “There is more than just a British title at stake for Lindsay.
“The mandatory EBU challenger’s spot is empty and Martin is the next highest ranked contender. Yefimovich is world class, but from what I see in Martin is a man who fears nobody.
“Jamie is similar and to him a fight for against Lindsay is like having a world title challenge in Las Vegas. It means the world to him.”
Lindsay, 27, the bookies favourite to defeat Arthur is also ranked sixth in the world by the IBF.
Maloney added: “He is an all action fighter, but anybody who writes off Arthur would be mad. It is a long time since I have seen a fighter so determined to win.”
Tickets for are available for 35 and 80 ringside from 0871 226 1508 or www.frankmaloney.com