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Lindsay issues Selby warning

Belfast's Martin Lindsay has thrown down the gauntlet to British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Lee Selby.

The pair meet in the Odyssey on September 22 on the Carl Frampton-- Steve Molitor Judgement Day bill.

Since he took the titles off Stephen Smith, Selby has had time to put his feet under the table with wins over John Simpson and Patrick Okine. But now Lindsay says enough is enough.

"If Selby is thinking of using me to get to bigger fights then he's wrong," says Lindsay. "I'm using him as a platform to get on to bigger fights. I know I have the tools and skills to win the fight. He's knocked out Smith and Simpson so he's a top fighter. But I've watched him and I'm extremely confident of winning."

Macklin keeping world on horizon

Matthew Macklin will hope to put his defeat by Sergio Martinez in March behind him with a cracking performance against former world champion Joachim Alcine in Las Vegas on Saturday next. "If I win this, my next fight will be a world title fight," he says.

Macklin left his training camp in Marbella, Spain, and is now in Vegas ahead of his bout on the undercard of the Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr world title showdown.

A controversial defeat in Germany by WBA title holder Felix Sturm and a battling performance against Martinez helped Macklin's box-office credentials.

Now he knows that a top-rate display on Saturday could put him in the ring against the winner of the headlining Martinez-Chavez Jr bout. Macklin is in confident mood. He was at ringside for Andy Lee's bout with Chavez Jr and reckons he can beat the Mexican.