|Simpson claims Lonsdale belt has his own|
FIGHT VIDEO: John Simpson regained the British featherweight title by defeating the previously unbeaten champion Martin Lindsay in his own back yard.
Scot Simpson always had the upper hand at Belfast’s King’s Hall triumphant with a unanimous points win after the boxers had gone toe to toe for 12 rounds, the three judges all scored the fight 116-113 in Simpson’s favour.
The win also saw Simpson claim the Lonsdale Belt outright, this being his fourth successful British title fight.
Simpson said it was a “dream” to finally claim the Lonsdale Belt, but admitted he had “had to dig deep”.
Knowing that my career might be over, it really scared me, so I had to dig deep because this man is a great fighter. Similar styles, so it was a great contest, which I knew it would be from the start.” – John Simpson