Welterweight southpaw Lee Redpath 1-0-0 from Edinburgh was due to fight against veteran Sid Razak 9-128-0 at the Fauldhouse Miners Welfare Club in Scotland on Friday 27th February in his second pro outing but has received news this week of an opponent switch to 31-year-old Yorkie Paul O’Brien 0-2-0.
Redpath’s second professional outing over another 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. The 32-year-old Scottish southpaw home fighter will be looking to double his win tally after successfully kicking off his professional career with a shut-out points win over Kristian Laight 9-192-7 in September last year. Redpath secured all six of the two-minute rounds at the Cleland Miners Club in Scotland.
The 31-year-old away fighter Paul O’Brien 0-2-0 has lost both professional contests to date with one stoppage defeat. Redpath stated of his forthcoming foe, “I am really looking forward to the fight. I don't know anything about Paul so pretty much in the dark about what he has to offer but am sure it will be a great fight, training is going well and am looking forward to putting on a good show for everyone.”
On his debut in October last year, O’Brien managed to nick a round from his Scottish opponent Gary Murray who remains undefeated in three fights. Less than three weeks later in Plymouth in his second pro bout, O’Brien received a cut under his left eye that called a halt to the four round contest against the Midlands Area lightweight title challenger Josh McLaren in the penultimate round. Content to fight quickly in succession, after his third match on February 28th against Redpath, O’Brien fights again just three weeks later on March 21st against popular Polish welterweight Carl ‘The Doctor’ Ozimkowski 0-3-0 at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.
For the home fighter, this contest will be just his second bout in the pro game but is expecting a good crowd of support on the night for a fledgling pro, he explained, “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 local favourite Sean Watson 3-2-1 and Jonathan Fry 1-11-1 takes place over eight three-minute rounds for the vacant British Masters super-featherweight honours. The native hero 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 1-25-3 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 0-6-1 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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