Martin Lindsay returns next month and has his sights set on winning back the British featherweight title. Warrior Promotions have announced the 31 year-old from Belfast will box on their show at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Friday, April 25.
Once rated No 6 by the IBF, Lindsay, a well-schooled ring technician who won European Union gold as an amateur, has been out of action since he was outpointed by Lee Selby in a British and Commonwealth title challenge last February.
Manager John Rooney hopes that if Lindsay wins his six-round comeback fight at the York Hall, he will get the chance to win back the British title he took from Paul Appleby, then lost to John Simpson in his second defence 20 months later.
Rooney expects Selby to vacate after claiming a Lonsdale belt outright and a winning return for Lindsay at the York Hall would put him back in mix, along with Commonwealth champion Josh Warrington and Samir Mouniemne.
Rooney said: “Martin has had a break and now he’s coming back and wants another crack at the British title.
“We’re expecting Selby to give up the title and I’m sure Martin is quite capable of beating Warrington or Mouniemne or anyone else who’s out there.
“I would like to think Martin can have this six rounder, then get another crack at the British title if Selby does vacate.”
In the top-of-the-bill fight at the York Hall, Ahmet Patterson defends his Southern Area welterweight strap against Adam Battle and Bushey-based teenager Romeo Ramaeo is matched tough.
In just his fourth fight, he will face Welsh super-featherweight champion Dai Davies, who upset Andy Townend last weekend.
Also on the bill, Alan Higgins, the highly-rated Camden Town middleweight who beat John Ryder in the amateurs, looks to extend his unbeaten record and tickets are available from 07572-421365, 07770-440966 and 07983-439333.