Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:54 am Post subject: Martin Lindsay v John simpson
Unbeaten stylist Martin Lindsay defends his British Featherweight title against former Commonwealth champion John Simpson at the Kings Hall Belfast, in a midweek show (15thDec).
Still only 27 Simpson seems to have been around for ever,and his record is a who's who of british featherweights,
Beaten last time out on a s/d to ten fight novice Stephen Smith, Simpson can count himself very unlucky as most felt he'd done more than enough to retain.
Tough and battle hardend, not the quickest and can start slowly, but very strong a good body puncher and gets stronger as the fight goes on.
Lindsay will not want any slipups at this stage ,the new year could hold a crack at the European title, 17-0-0 (6kos) the irishman was last in action in Sept with a nice workout against reliable trialhorse Yauheni Kruhlik (6rds points), his best win to date was the 6th rd stoppage of then unbeaten Paul Appleby.
7 losses on Simpsons record do not do him justice as he's has been done no favours at the hands of the judges, Simpson always comes to fight and no one gets an easy night when he's around, but the champ is technically sound with a good defence, his jab is heavy and he likes to work the body and use the uppercut on the down side he seems to go to sleep and take rds off, my feeling is that Lindsay can be outworked by a snappy puncher with fast movement, but i dont think Simpson is the one to hand him his first loss he will make it hard and the champ will need to be on his game but his overall skill and better defence will see him through.
No value in this one -4/7 Lindsay on points.
Shinny Bayaar v Paul Edwards
The popular Mongolian makes his 2nd defence of his British Flyweight title against Liverpools Paul Edwards.
Last time out Shinny15-4-2 (4kos) 33yrs retained his title with a s/d draw against Ashley Sexton a result many felt should have gone to the champ who seemed to have done more than enough through the first half of the contest.
four losses on his record, the last being to Martin Power back in 2004, the champ is a teek tough experienced southpaw that has worked hard to get where he is today.
Two fights ago Edwards 7-0-0 (1ko) 24yrs, picked up the best win of his short career when he outpointed tall awkard Andy Bell, the former ABA champion is of course still learning and improving, he out pointed another tricky customer last time out Answar Alfadli.
Really intresting matchup, Edwards has lots of potential, an economical mover, keeps his shape well and has a nice variety of classy punches, so the question must be has this chance come to soon.
Bayaar is strong and battle tested, i would give the edge in power to the champ he has also been the 12rds twice, edwards is a nice boxer and has showen a williness to mix things up, but i dont think that would be wise against this guy, the challanger could build an early lead but the strengh extra know how will see the champion rally from halfway.
Hard one to call, and i will most likley bet in running but Bayaar points 11/10 -Boylesports is the call.
In terms of the Lindsay fight I cant agree more with yb to be honest. His last five fights has been against mixed opposition, but he made hard work of Jamie Arthur in March and that fight showed he's still got a long way to go in terms of European and World level. He's a come forward fighter, works very hard and what helps him here is that he's stopped two guys who've beaten Simpson in the past in Derry Matthews and Paul Appleby.
Simpson is so tough but his lack of skills showed in his last fight with Swifty Smith, you could say he was unlucky but I dont think he showed enough eye catching work in that fight. Smith is a long way away from being Lindsay class and that's why I can see the Greenock man being outclassed here. He's never been stopped but most of his defeats have been against guys on the up, six of his seven losses have been against unbeaten fighters.
The chief support is a hard one to call as yb said, Bayaar was a little bit unlucky not to shade a win over the up and coming Ashley Sexton in May, but managed to hold onto the title he took off Chris Edwards. He's fought and sparred in good company before and is a pretty useful boxer, but his two British title fights have been exceptionally close and he has made hard work of them.
Bayaar's opponent Paul Edwards is unbeaten in seven fights, but has stopped just one guy, which is worrying and that was against a very poor opponent. There is one very good win on his record though, which came in February as he outpointed ex British and English super flyweight champion Andy Bell. This kid is a former ABA champion so he's obviously got ability and he could be really strong at this weight, as five of his seven pro fights have come in bigger weights than flyweights.
This one will go the distance, Bayaar to win on points looks a good shout as he's got experience, but this fight reminds me a lot of Simpson v Swifty for the Commonwealth featherweight clash and it could very well be the younger and fresher Edwards who wins @ 9/4 with Betfred. I think Bayaar is a hard guy for the judges to score and money is coming in for Edwards tonight. _________________ Football and Boxing expert.
Sometimes a poor price can save you money, cos my cash would have been on Lindsay pre fight.
the way Lindsay started i thought yes should go to plan but from the 2nd rd Simpson was able to close the distance and boy did he pound the body, i dont think anything was wrong with the champ he just boxed wrong,
the overhand right was never working but he kept throwing it.
Great for Simpson, a result goes his way.
How can you lose your title like that, good job the rules are about to change.
Too early to judge Jeffries american adventure but only needed to keep things long and the stoppage would have come.
I'm happy the rules hadnt changed m8, I was so confident Edwards was going to get the win not matter what and even in those early exchanges he looked the likely winner.
I watched first six rounds of the main event and have to say Simpson was looking really good, it was his kind of fight, unlike the Swifty one and he was just getting through with some eyecatching shots. _________________ Football and Boxing expert.
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