Martin Lindsay is helping develop a new generation of ‘Mac Men’

Former British champion Martin Lindsay has been out of the ring for over a year, but he is still regularly stepping between the ropes at his beloved Immaculata Amateur Boxing Club.

The Belfast featherweight used the ring moniker ‘The Mac Man’ as a tribute to his club and is now helping train a whole new crop of boxers ready to continue the club’s proud tradition.

irish-boxing.com spoke recently to the popular 33 year old, and he gave an insight to his new role at the club, explaining that “I have been helping to train the guys at the gym and I am not far off my fighting weight.”

“I have also been doing a bit of coaching with the kids and have been helping out with Alfredo Meli, James Fryers and Joe Fitzpatrick”

Lindsay also revealed that he has been taking on a more hands-on approach than most trainers, as “I have also been sparring with a few of the lads and I am enjoying it.”

The current Immaculata ABC crop includes:
20 year old lightweight Joe Fitzpatrick [2(2)-0] – who won Commonwealth silver in 2014.
25 year old middleweight Alferedo Meli [11(3)-0] who won the Celtic Nations title at the weekend.
22 year old super featherweight James Fryers [9(3)-0] who is chasing an Irish title shot.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie