Lindsay to face Smith

5 September 2010

A week ahead of his marking time fight with David Kiilu, British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay has learned that a clash with new Commonwealth champion Stephen Smith looks on the cards.

Smith claimed the title at Glasgows Kelvin Hall with a split decision victory over champion John Simpson a regular sparring partner of Belfasts Carl Frampton. Purse bids are now expected for Lindsay vs Smith.

Also on the Glasgow card, Dublins Stephen Ormond extended his unbeaten record to 7-0 (2KO) with a four round points victory over Johnny Greaves. There was disappointment however for Peter McDonagh, with the Connemara Kid dropping an eight rounds decision to former world champion Alex Arthur at lightweight.

At the business end of the card, Ricky Burns claimed the WBO super-featherweight title with a unanimous points decision over Roman Martinez.

Former Lindsay foe Paul Appleby also recorded a victory with a second round stoppage of Yordan Vasilev.

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