26 November 2010
Martin Lindsay will fulfil a lifetime ambition when he tops the bill at the Kings Hall on December 15.
British featherweight champion Lindsay (17-0) defeated Edison Torres in an undercard bout at the venue in December 2007 and nearly three years to the day later, he headlines against Scotland’s John Simpson (21-7) at the South Belfast arena.
Promoter Frank Maloney, Martin knows that the Kings Hall is an iconic venue and here is the chance for it to become his fighting home.
In the 1980s Barry McGuigan made it one of the most famous venues in the world and although Martin was a young boy back then he knows what the Kings Hall means to Irish boxing.
Maloney believes that 28-year-old Lindsay is now ready to step up in class and challenge European champion Sofiane Takoucht.
Maloney added: Takoucht has a mandatory defence coming up and Martin is next in line after that.
We may try and secure a voluntary defence to hurry the process, but whatever happens Martin will get his chance.
He has proved that he is the best in Britain and there isnt exactly a queue of challengers desperate to share the ring.
A fight with Commonwealth champion Stephen Smith has been mooted, and we would be up for that but I am not sure if Smith is looking in our direction.
A second title fight sees Oldham based Mongolian Shinny Bayaar risk his British flyweight title against Liverpool hopeful Paul Edwards (7-0). Also on the bill will be 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries.
Tickets for Maloneys spectacular show which will be televised by Sky Sports are available priced 25, 35 and 55 from www.frankmaloney.com and 0871 226 1508.