Welterweight southpaw Lee Redpath 1-0-0 from Edinburgh goes up against veteran Sid Razak 9(3)-128(5)-0 at the Fauldhouse Miners Welfare Club in Scotland on Friday 27th February in his second pro outing.
The 32-year-old Scottish southpaw will be looking to double his win tally after successfully kicking off his professional career with a shut-out points win over Kristian Laight 9-192(5)-7 in September last year.
Redpath secured all six of the two-minute rounds at the Cleland Miners Club in Scotland. Redpath recalled, “I was a bit nervous to start with but when the first bell goes it’s just like being back at work.”
Redpath’s second professional outing over six two-minute rounds takes place on Prospect Boxing’s first show of the year at the Fauldhouse Miners Welfare in West Lothian where local fighter Sean Watson returns to action for the first time since August 2013 in a bid for the British Masters super-featherweight title.
Opponent Sid Razak, 41-years-old from Birmingham, boasts 14 years experience as a pro and has shared the ring with top lightweights Crolla, Coyle and Cardle.
“He’s been in with some great fighters like Scott Quigg. I was meant to fight him in November actually but I pulled myself out of the show due to a bereavement. He keeps coming forward but my speed and movement will be too much for him.” Both boxers will be entering into their first fight of 2015 but for the veteran Brummie, this will be his 138th contest in the paid ranks.
For the home fighter, just his second bout in the pros but is expecting a good crowd of support on the night, “Sold a lot of tickets so far, the venue’s only about 25 minutes drive away so I’ll definitely be taking a big crowd from Edinburgh with me.”
Headlining fight between Sean Watson 3-2(1)-1 and Jonathan Fry 1(1)-11-1 takes place over eight three-minute rounds for the vacant British Masters super-featherweight honours. Local favourite Sean ‘Watty’ Watson enters the ring for the first time in almost two years due to work commitments and injury woes. His last fight against James Ancliff 1(2)-29(3)-3 in March 2013 resulted in a shut-out point victory at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell.
To begin the year with a British Masters title following such a lengthy absence from the ring will be an incredible start for the 25-year-old Fauldhouse resident. Debutant Martin Taylor makes his pro bow against Alec Bazza 0-6(2)-1 over six two-minute rounds at light-welterweight.
The 29-year-old Livingstone lad, Taylor only laced his first pair of gloves at the age of 20 and won his first ever fight shortly after via a first round stoppage.
He dreams of one day being in a memorable fight like his boxing hero, Arturo Gatti, “I’m a come forward, in your face fighter. I would say that I was a pressure fighter but also a counter boxer. I can stand and fight and I can box. Hopefully, my style will make for some exciting nights and I’ll be in some great fights.”
Tickets priced at £40 includes a buffet and local singer and entertainer Gary Grieg and are available from Team Redpath on 07968 965959
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