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LINDSAY SET FOR RETURN.

Byline: JONNY STAPLETON

IRISH boxing's forgotten man Martin Lindsay has assured fans he is planning a memorable 2011.

News from camp Lindsay has been scarce since the featherweight lost his British title to John Simpson last December, but the Belfast pro claims he is eager to return to action and is waiting for a big fight to come his way.

Patience is a virtue the Belfast pro has had to show throughout his career and it seems it is an attribute he will have to employ again as he tries to secure a prestigious title shot.

The 28 year old University graduate claims he is still on the title ladder despite admitting his defeat to tough Scot Simpson in the Kings Hall has knocked him down a few rungs.

Lindsay revealed he is planning another title raid: "I am still going and I am keeping myself fit. I am just waiting on news of my next fight. I just have to be patient again. I am waiting for a fight.

"Defeat to Simpson may have knocked me down the rankings a bit but I am there or there about in both the British and European rankings.

"I believe I can win either belt and I am eager to fight for them.

"I am not sure what is happening with the European title, the reigning champ has not competed in the year, but I am in the rankings."

The Ulsterman may get one of the fights he desires as Frank Warren listed him in a list of potential opponents for reigning British and Commonwealth champion Stephen Smith.

"Frank Warren said I was a potential opponent for Smith. My thinking was Simpson would be easier to make because he is with Frank Maloney, but if Warren wants to make that fight I am more that willing to take it."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 14, 2011
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