by Gary Totton
The fifth of may at the Kings Hall Belfast is sure to be a very special night of boxing indeed as Eddie Hearns prizefighter series makes its long-awaited debut in Northern Ireland with an All Ireland middleweight competition on a bill which is topped by Paul McCloskey as he takes on former world champion Demarcus Corley.
This event will be a very special night also for Belfast man Martin “Mac Man” Lindsay who returns to fight in his hometown of Belfast for the first time since John Simpson inflicted Martins only career defeat
to date in december 2010, Lindsay has only fought once since this defeat when he defeated Polish southpaw Maurycy Gojko in a six round contest quite comprehensively when he scored a whitewash points victory over the Polish lightweight at the Troxy in London as referee Robert Williams scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Lindsay.
Hopefully this victory and another one on the 5th may when Lindsay takes on Londoner Mickey Coveney a former Irish super featherweight champion in another six round contest will set the ball rolling for Lindsay again to challenge for his british title back and also to move onto bigger things within the sport,as Lindsay is currently the number
two ranked featherweight in the UK behind current British and Commonwealth champion Lee Selby.A bout between Lindsay and Selby somewhere down the line this year would make for interesting viewing domestically for Irish boxing fans, Lindsay followers and general boxing fans alike.