In the 1980s Barry McGuigan made it one of the most famous venues in the world and although Martin was a young boy back then he knows what the King’s Hall means to Irish boxing.” – Frank Maloney
Simpson says he will be using fellow Scot and world champion Ricky Burns has inspiration to claim his own title scalp.
I know Martin’s a big puncher but I’ve been in with big punchers before like Stephen Foster who’s now the Commonwealth super-featherweight champion and I’ve handled them so I’m not worried about that.
“I can beat Martin and then go on and fight for the European title and who knows maybe even the world title. My friend Ricky Burns , the WBO super-featherweight champion, has been an inspiration to all Scottish fighters.
“We’ve looked at Ricky and we’re saying, well if Ricky can win a world title then why not us.” said Simpson.
But Lindsay will not want to slip up in this fight, after being told by promoter Frank Maloney that victory will lead to a three-fight plan leading to a shot at the a World featherweight title and the 28-year-old is adamant that it has come at just the right time.
It’s great that there is a plan in place for me because I’m now at my peak years and fighting at the King’s Hall is the pinnacle for any Irish fighter,” – Martin Lindsay