10 March 2009 – By Mark Doyle
Derry Mathews is still not over the shock of his stunning stoppage defeat at the hands of Martin Lindsay last year and is hoping for a rematch with the Irishman.
Lindsay knocked Mathews out in the ninth round of their British featherweight title eliminator in Sheffield in September and will now take on champion Paul Appleby at the Ulster Hall in Belfast on April 25.
Mathews has subsequently stepped up to super-featherweight but is confident that he will get another opportunity to share a ring with his Hayemakers Promotions stablemate.
“Hopefully Martin (Lindsay) goes on to win the British title now,” the Liverpool native mused.
“You never know, Hayemaker might put me against Lindsay in a catchweight bout at some point in the future. I badly want to fight Lindsay again.
He knows I was winning our fight I think everyone knows that before he caught me with a stupid shot.
“Take nothing away from Martin, though. He caught me with a cracking punch and hes a great fighter.
“I hope he goes on to win the British title from (Paul) Appleby, because hes a good lad inside and outside of the ring. I think he stops Appleby.