06 November 2009 – By Cormac Campbell
British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay returned to the ring for the first time since claiming the title from Scotsman Paul Appleby in April with a commanding points win over Alfred Tetteh on the undercard on of McCloskey vs Rasilla.
Lindsay, who looks set to defend his title against Jamie Arthur in Belfast in January controlled the centre of the ring from the opening bell of what proved a one-sided eight-round contest. Shaking off rust and firing off rapid, accurate, piston like combinations when his game opponent staged jolting, swinging attacks.
Had this been a title fight there is little doubt that Lindsay would have gone for a stoppage, particularly in the eighth and final round when Tetteh sagged on the ropes following a straight right hand to the body. It was only towards the end of this round that Lindsay elected to up the tempo, landing a number of heavy lefts and rights.
Few could have complaint with Lindsays performance, having won every round with ease following a relatively long lay off.
After the contest Lindsay showed a bleeding and sore looking thumbnail on his left hand, the result of a jab landing thumb first early in the fight.
“Its nothing serious,” he laughed. “Ill stick it in a bowl of ice and it will be fine.”
Stay tuned to irish-boxing.com this week for an exclusive interview with Paul McCloskey, as well as interviews with Barry McGuigan, Carl Frampton, Martin Lindsay and Andy Murray.