WHEN Martin Lindsay looks at Commonwealth champion Josh Warrington he see’s a young ‘Mac Man’.
And if anyone is equipg to beat a young Martin Lindsay its a more experienced Lindsay.
The former British Champion has studied the Leed’s punchers most recent and most impressive display ahead of their May 21 bout and was impressed with the now Commonwealth champion.
The popular puncher believes the Matchroom fighter has the same qualities he boasted as a young fighter, but is adamant he has weaknesses Lindsay hopes to exploit.
“I watched his fight against Rendall Munroe he is a very talented kid. He is very sharp. He reminds me a little bit of myself when I was young,” Lindsay said after victory on The Road to Glory card on Saturday night.
“He has a high guard and he puts his shots together well. It should be an interesting fight. I certainly have more experience than him and I think I know a few things that will cause him problems.”
Lindsay takes the fight at just four weeks notice and was out of the ring for over a year before he got three rounds in The Devenish on Saturday. However while Lindsay might duck out of the way of punches, but he takes a challenge head on and claims the chance to win a major title again is one he couldn’t pass up.
“In this game you have to take chances you go and fight your Selby’s and your Derry Matthews. That is part of it you have to give your fans nights out and you have to step up to the plate at some time.”
Lindsay was speaking after stopping xx in third of a scheduled six rounds just a week and a half before his title tilt and expressed his delight at getting the clash out of the way.
The last minute bout means the British title might also be up for grabs on Wednesday week and Lindsay reveals he was worried about suffering a cut that would have ruled him out of any Warrington dust up.
“A couple of times in the early rounds I probably would have exchanged with him, but I couldn’t take the risk. I couldn’t get a cut or a bad black eye, but it was good to get a win and a couple of rounds. He came to win and came swinging. I am glad it is out of the way.
“It scuppered my preparations for the last few days. I was evening sparring on Monday and Tuesday because I have too. I need to keep that level of sharpness up. I took a chance and everything went OK. I will be back sparring next week. I only got four weeks notice so I have to keep the sharpness up. My sparring is probably harder than that fight. I have been in with Fredo (Meli) and James Fryres, who are on top of their game,” he added.
“After the first minute of the second round I knew I was going to get him. The four shots I was throwing were working so I was biding my time in the third round waiting to get him out.