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Kash lines up Lindsay next time

PUBLISHED: 13:16 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:36 24 August 2010

By Ziad Chaudry AKAASH Bhatia is more than ready for British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay – but first he must beat Jamie Arthur next week at York Hall. Kash the Bash faces Arthur in a final title eliminator on Tuesday night – but he is already

By Ziad Chaudry

AKAASH Bhatia is more than ready for British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay - but first he must beat Jamie Arthur next week at York Hall.

'Kash the Bash' faces Arthur in a final title eliminator on Tuesday night - but he is already planning beyond that and believes Lindsay represents a stepping stone to greater things.

"I honestly think there is no British featherweight out there who can beat me and I am ready to prove that," Bhatia told the Times.

"When I do win this fight then am I more than ready for Martin Lindsay. I'll be even ready in three weeks' time to fight him because that's how confident I am of beating him."

The 26-year-old boxer from Wembley has won all of his 14 professional outings to date, but will face a tricky contest against Arthur, a personal trainer from Cwmbran.

A gold medallist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Arthur has spent virtually the whole of his six-year pro career (18 wins, 2 losses) at super-featherweight, including a Welsh title victory over Dai Davies last July.

But in his last contest three months ago he easily made the transition a weight below with a comfortable six round shut-out over Russian Andrey Kostin.

"Arthur is an orthodox fighter just like me," added Bhatia. "He has a similar style, so it should make an interesting fight."

The fight takes place on the undercard of Jason Booth's British super-bantamweight title against Rocky Dean. For tickets call 0871 226 1508.


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