21 August 2008 – by Mark Doyle
Martin Lindsay will take on Derry Matthews in a British featherweight title fight eliminator in Sheffield on September 20.
Liverpudlian Matthews lost his WBU title and his unbeaten record in April of this year when he was stopped inside five rounds by Mongolias Choi Tseveenpurev.
However, he will be guaranteed a shot at British champion Paul Appleby if he can see off Lindsay in a scheduled ten-rounder at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre.
For Lindsay, though, this is a massive opportunity that he will be determined not to let pass him by. The 26-year-old Irishman has won all 12 of his bouts since turning professional in 2004 and will no doubt be supremely confident of taking his career to the next level with a win over Britain’s most highly-rated young fighters.
Linday’s meeting with Matthews serves as the chief supporting fight on a David Haye-promoted card which is topped by Ryan Rhodes, who will be making the first defence of his British light-middleweight clash, against Jamie Coyle.