Martin Lindsay: I could be enticed back

At the recent Féile Fight Night in the Falls Park, Belfast, caught up with former British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay.

‘The Mac Man,’ who hasn’t fought in over a year, admitted that the Tommy McCarthy-headlined show under the marquee had him yearning for a return to action. Lindsay explained that “All fighters love that buzz of going into the ring and fighting in front of a crowd and I am no different. When you stop fighting you miss that.”

“It is great to come to a show like this that is on your doorstep and there are loads of people here – who supported me when I was fighting.”

“It sends a tingle down your spine and you want to get in there and get started.”

However, Lindsay would not want to return as a stepping stone for younger fighters. He revealed that “sometimes I feel like giving it another go but I would want time for preparation.”

“People want you to take fights at a couple of weeks notice – but I don’t want that.”

33 year old Lindsay then tantalisingly remarked that “if the right offer came along – I would have to think about it.”

Hopefully a promoter out their will open their cheque-book to enable more amazing nights like this:

Joe O'Neill

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