Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Lee McAllister Targets Willie Limond, Wants The Title

Lee McAllister has warned Willie Limond not to get too attached to the Commonwealth light-welterweight belt he won in style on Monday night with a first-round stoppage of Eddie Doyle in Glasgow.

The Aberdonian fighter relinquished the title due to an elbow injury but was at ringside at the Radisson Blu hotel to see Limond, 33, demolish his fellow Glaswegian whose inexperience at that level was cruelly exposed.

The St Andrew's Sporting Club, celebrating its 40th anniversary, was packed to its 600 capacity to see Doyle, unbeaten in his first 12 fights as professional, thumped to the canvas twice before referee Victor Loughlin stepped in with only one minute and 56 seconds gone.

The club's owner, Tommy Gilmour, who manages Limond and McAllister, wants both fighters to have a warm-up bout before they meet each other later in the year.

However, the 30-year-old from the Granite City is adamant that he will be champion again as soon as the title fight does take place.

"I want my belt back," said McAllister. "Willie is only keeping that for a short period.

"Don't be mistaken. He isn't going to do that to me. I have exactly the same experience and he isn't going to shock me and show me anything that I haven't seen before.

"I will speak to Tommy, whether he wants a warm-up fight or for me to fight him straight away, I am easy.

"To be honest, it was an impressive win for Willie but it showed that Eddie Doyle wasn't ready for that step up in class.

"He is a good fighter but he was like a rabbit caught in the headlights and Willie capitalised on the fact that it was his first big event."

Limond's future in the sport was questioned even by his friends and family after being comprehensively beaten by Manchester lightweight Anthony Crolla when the pair fought for the vacant British crown at Motherwell 15 months ago.

However, he looked powerful at the new weight and he insists there is plenty of mileage left in him.

"Tommy says that maybe I will a defence first and then fight Lee but I will return the favour," he said.

"Lee did me a heavy favour by relinquishing this belt to allow me and Eddie to fight for it so whatever Tommy wants to do we will do.

"This belt means the world to me and now I have a belt, I have something to get up in the morning to train for.

"I still feel young and I still feel fresh.

"I know a lot of boxers say that but I genuinely do."

Gilmour, who also manages Doyle, believes Limond's experience was key on the night.

He said: "What Willie gained over his 39 previous fights he showed.

"He jumped on top of the boy right away and knocked him out of his stride and he showed that at 10 stone he has a lot to look forward to.

"Lee is not back in training yet so I don't think he would like to fight for a title right away.

"I would envisage Lee would have one fight, maybe an eight-rounder and we will do something at the Kelvin Hall with Willie.

"Eddie will feel gutted and feel that he let the world down.

"You can't say that. It has happened to better fighters than Eddie Doyle in the past and it will happen to better fighters than Eddie Doyle in the future and he should learn from it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Video: John Molina Feels Very Ready To Stun Terence Crawford Photos: Roach vs. Garcia, Breadman vs. Shields - Go Face To Face Video: Terence Crawford Aims To Impress in Molina Showdown Photos: Joseph Parker, Andy Ruiz - Face To Face at Final Presser Chavez Jr: I Want To Prove That I'm Ready For Elite Boxing Again Photos: Terence Crawford, John Molina Hold Open Workouts Chocolatito's Manager Gives Update on Trainer Situation Arum Paid Creighton Step-Aside Money to Set Crawford-Molina Golovkin-Jacobs Deal Won’t Be Done Today; 12/19 Purse Bid Looms Video: Luis Ortiz Talks Allen Fight, Joshua, Wilder, Scott, Matchroom British Board Will Take Action Over Chisora-Whyte Presser Chaos Photos: Bernard Hopkins New York Media Tour For Final Fight Rob Brant vs. George Carter on January 20 in Hinckley, Minnesota Photo: Roy Jones Jr., Bobby Gunn Face Off at Kickoff Presser Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora To Weigh-In Separately On Friday Video: Dereck Chisora Explains Why He Threw Table at Whyte Photos: Chisora Throws Table at Whyte, Chaos Erupts at Presser Misael Rodriguez, Bronze Medal Winner, Inks With Schaefer Jessie Vargas: Facing Pacquiao Will Make Me a Better Fighter Bermane Stiverne: All The Pressure is on Povetkin, I Will KO Him! Dereck Chisora Throws Table At Whyte During Presser Trainer: Biggest Fight For Charlo At 154 (Canelo) Won't Happen Crawford's Trainer: We Won't Get Pacquiao If It’s Up to Roach Andy Ruiz: I Will Die Trying To Beat Joseph Parker For That Belt! Joshua: I'm The Guy Who Should Beat Klitschko - I'll Prove It! Video: Dillian Whyte Shreds "D*ck" Dereck Chisora, Vows KO Win George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov For Vacant WBA Title Ordered Eddie Hearn Reacts To Rumors That Kell Brook is Jumping Ship Froch Laughs at Critics Who Say He "Ducked" Golovkin Fight Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Top Form, On Weight For Return Jermall Charlo says Julian Williams match is Jones-Hopkins reprise De La Hoya: After That Win, Saunders' Offer For Canelo Cut in Half! Photos: Terence Crawford Gets in Fight Week Work For Molina Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Orlando Salido Rematch in March? Verdejo to Face Southpaw TBA In 2/3 Return to Prep for Flanagan Joshua: If David Haye Beats Bellew, I'm Fine With Fighting Him! Sergey Lipinets Hopes Win Over Lenny Z Leads To a Title Shot Photos: Britsch Hits Mexico For War With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Photos: Ray Beltran Hits Omaha For Mason Menard Clash Jacobs' Trainer: We're Ready To Take Gennady Golovkin's Belts
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement