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Lindsay: I feel I have underachieved but am ready to win Champions League final

MARTIN Lindsay is ready to win his ‘Champions League’ final and start fulfilling his potential.

Lindsay clashes with Josh Warrington for the right to be crowned British and Commonwealth champion in Leeds tonight instead of Saturday because of the Champions League final- and he is ready to bag a brace.

The ‘Mac Man’ is a former custodian of the the British title and a respected featherweight puncher, but his career has been stop start of late and as a result he feels his hasn’t delivered on early promise.

That, is something he wants to rectify tonight and has promised their is still a lot more to come from a fighter who was once tipped as a potential world champ.

“Our records are similar and it should be a good.close fight. I have waited a long time to get another shot at the British title and I am determined and really motivated to win this fight.

“I feel I have under-achieved and I think there is more to come from me,” Lindsay told the Belfast Newsletter before claiming the pressure is on his opponent tonight.

“He is fighting at home, live on television and the pressure will be on a wee bit. I know I have to be clever and fight my own fight.

“I think he will come out and try to put me under pressure, but I have to be clever and pick my moments. I’m looking forward to it,” he added.

“The fight is on a Wednesday because of the Champions League final between the two Madrid teams is on Saturday night. It is a bit strange fighting on a Wednesday but I understand why Sky and Matchroom have done it.

“They did not want to clash with the final, but I believe this is my Champions League Final,” he added.


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