Selby to face Lindsay
Champion will travel to his opponent's back yard
Last Updated: August 10, 2012 9:09am
Lee Selby: no stranger to fighting on the road (pic leighdawneyphotography.com)
Lee Selby will defend his British and Commonwealth featherweight titles against Martin Lindsay at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on September 22.
The champion will travel to his opponent's back yard on a huge night of action with their title clash part of the bill topped by Carl Frampton's European super-bantamweight title clash against Kiko Martinez.
Welshman Selby is no stranger to fighting on the road, having ripped the titles away from Stephen Smith in Liverpool with a dominant eight round stoppage win in September last year.
The 25-year-old has had back-to-back fifth round stoppage wins since that great night on Merseyside, defending both belts against John Simpson in December at York Hall in east London and then defending the Commonwealth title against Patrick Okine in Newport in May.
Lindsay is looking to regain the British belt he won in against Paul Appleby in April 2009 before losing it to Simpson 18 months later. The 30 year old returned to action in March after 15 months out of the ring since the Simpson defeat with a six round points win in east London, before an impressive fourth round stoppage of Mickey Coveney.
"I am delighted to have won the purse bid for this great fight," said show promoter Eddie Hearn. "We all know how popular Martin is in Belfast and this is a great opportunity for him to regain his British title and add the Commonwealth strap on what promises to be an epic night in his hometown."
Lindsay's title tilt is part of a great undercard for Frampton's biggest test of his promising career. Paul McCloskey is aiming to get back on track after his defeat to DeMarcus Corley in May, Eamonn O'Kane won the Betfair all-Irish Prizefighter tournament on the same bill in Belfast that night and he features on the card as do unbeaten Belfast prospects Jamie Conlan and Dee Walsh.