Belfast's Martin Lindsay has
warned Lee Selby he will lose his British and Commonwealth
featherweight titles when the pair go head to head in front of a
passionate Odyssey Arena crowd on September 22.
Selby won the belts from
Liverpool's Stephen Smith last September and has since mounted
successful defences against John Simpson and Patrick Okine.
Lindsay has previously held the
British title but lost his crown by unanimous decision to John
Simpson in December 2010 and is hoping his hometown crowd can help
him regain the belt and claim the Commonwealth title too.
"Belfast is always a brilliant
venue for any boxing night because the public come out and support
you and they do cheer you on," he said.
"I have never boxed in the
Odyssey before but I was in Eamonn O'Kane's corner with my coach
when he fought there on the undercard of Paul McCloskey and Breidis
"The atmosphere was brilliant
that night and I am sure it will be again with Carl Frampton,
McCloskey, O'Kane and me all on the same bill. It should be a
"I have a big following who come
out and support me, and all the Belfast public know, on paper, this
should be a brilliant fight and they will be cheering me on and I
will use that; I will use everything I can to win on the
Lindsay's double title shot forms
part of a stacked undercard for Frampton's Betfair 'Judgement Day'
defence of his IBF Inter-Continental and Commonwealth super
bantamweight titles against Steve Molitor.
Welshman Selby said in a recent
interview that he planned on using the bout to "prepare for bigger
fights". However, Lindsay has responded by warning Selby that he is
about to lose his titles.
"He obviously has his own plans
and says what he wants to say but I am going to train hard and I am
going to come out with the belts on the 22nd," insisted the Belfast
"If he is using me as a platform
to get on to bigger fights then I can say the same thing and use
him as a platform to get on to bigger fights. But I don't for one
second think it is going to be easy. I know he is a top boxer and
it is going to be a hard night's work but I know myself I have the
skills and the tools to win the fight.
"I am extremely confident of
winning those titles. I have watched him and I know if I perform to
my best I can come out with the belts.
"I have watched all of his fights
and I know he is a top fighter. He hasn't got to where he is
through luck, he has knocked out Stephen Smith and John Simpson who
are two good fighters, so he holds the titles on merit and I need
to make sure I am at my best on the night in order to take those