Lindsay opponent named

26 August 2010

British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay, 16-0, will face David Kiilu in an eight rounder on September 11 on the undercard of Jason Booth’s challenge to IBF champion Steve Molitor.

Kiilu, 37, has won his last three fights by stoppage and is a dangerous puncher with 19 wins inside the distance in an overall record of 33-10-2.

The Kenyan is no stranger to Britain having suffered defeat at the hands of Nicky Cook, Choi Tseveenpurev and Rendall Munroe in 2004.

The fight will represent the first time Lindsay has faced a southpaw since turning professional six years ago.

I haven’t boxed any as a professional yet but I have boxed a few in the amateurs, he said.

Some of them can be very awkward and can make you look a bit clumsy but at the end of the day you have to expect things like that and you just have to keep your head down and stay focused, try and get your shots off and not be worried about him.

After an impressive title defence against Welshman Jamie Arthur in March, Lindsay finds himself in the mix for a shot at European honours, something that both the fighter and promoter Frank Maloney believe is the next step on the ladder.

The EBU have me ranked number one so sometime in the not too distant future I want to be challenging for the European title.

A British-Commonwealth clash could also be on the cards according to promoter Frank Maloney.

Steven Smith and John Simpson fight on September 4 and Martin will box the winner of that with the purse bids ordered by BBBofC for next week. After that we will be looking for the European crown, Maloney said.

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