Martin Lindsay says challenging Lee Selby on home soil will be key to victory
Last Updated: September 5, 2012 2:19pm
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Martin Lindsay is hoping home advantage will play a big part when he challenges Lee Selby for the British and Commonwealth featherweight titles.
The Belfast man will be looking to regain the British belt he lost to John Simpson in 2010 as Wales's Selby defends the straps for the third time on September 22.
The clash is part of a stacked undercard on 'Betfair's Judgement Day' with Carl Frampton topping the Odyssey Arena bill against Steve Molitor.
And Lindsay believes the Belfast roar can lift him to new heights as he makes a belated second challenge for the title.
"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 Prescott.
"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 brilliant night.
"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 night."
Lindsay respects Selby but expects to be the victory in just over two weeks' time.
"I am extremely confident of winning those titles," he added. "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 belts."