Martin Lindsay has his eye on two fights in the next few days, but will only be landing his bombs in one of them.
The British featherweight champion (16-0) faces Kenyan southpaw David Kiilu (33-10-2) in a non-title eight rounder at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring on Saturday 11th September.
He also has one eye on this Saturday’s Commonwealth championship clash between John Simpson and Stephen Smith – where the winner will become his mandatory challenger.
Lindsay, 28, said: “Simpson v Smith is a very hard fight to call, but I couldn’t care less which one I defend my British title against.

“I just hope there is someone who has the bottle to share a ring with me for my British crown.

“Kiilu looks a good opponent and has more experience than anybody I have ever faced and even won a title at lightweight.”
Promoter Frank Maloney added: “It is such a headache getting Martin matched up because nobody wants to face him.
“Ideally, I would have liked next week’s bout to be a British title defence but nobody wanted to know, although I am sure Simpson or Smith will be keen.”
Lindsay won the British title when he last boxed in March with a convincing points win over Jamie Arthur.

Travis Dickenson wants to sock it to George Groves by scoring a hat-trick against the Commonwealth super-middleweight champion.

The unbeaten Durham fighter beat Groves twice as an amateur, including a Junior ABA final win by first round KO.
Dickinson (6-0) is making great progress as a professional and boxes at Houghton-le-Spring’s Rainton Meadows Arena on Saturday September 11 when he faces Welsh champion Shon Davies (7-6)
The six-rounder takes place on the undercard of Jason Booth’s challenge for Steve Molitor’s IBF super-bantamweight title.
Dickinson, 22, has already mixed in good company and defeated recent Prizefighter winner Patrick Mendys on his debut in March 2009.
He said: “My first aim is a British title and of course another clash against George would be fantastic. He is really going well.”
Travis vividly remembers his 2006 KO of Groves adding: “I can hit with both hands; I dropped him with the right and then when he got up I finished him with the left hook. His legs were all over the place from the first knockdown.
“He wasn’t the most skilful, but he was always strong for his age.”
Travis Dickinson in action against Hastings Rasani
Promoter Frank Maloney believes a Groves showdown will take place next year and added: “I have a working relationship with Groves’s manager Adam Booth and next year I don’t think it will be hard to make.
“It would be a brutal battle, both of them storm forward and give it their all. Fans and TV viewers will love it.”
In the chief supporting bout to Molitor-Booth, British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay (16-0) boxes a non-title bout.
Other stars in action include Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries (7-0-1), Travis’s older brother Jon Lewis Dickinson (8-1), Trevor Crewe (2-2), Gary Fox (2-0), Kirk Goodings (4-0), Martin Ward (8-0), George Watson (8-1-2), and debutant Glen Foot.

Tickets for the massive night of action are available from 0871 226 1508, 0191 564 0202 or VIP Ringside are £95 with the rest a bargain £35. Get yours in advance for a show that looks certain to sell out.

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