Advertisement
Advertisement

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 Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles Thurman: Brook Went 12, Do I Stop Porter? I Plan To Hurt Him! Marquez, Sulaiman Disagree on Canelo-Khan Being Mismatch Photos/Weights: Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, More Roy Jones Jr. To Fight Again - Against a 'Fan' in Odd PPV Event! Gabriel Campillo Explains Decision To Retire From Boxing Eddie Gomez Extends Pact With Golden Boy Promotions Roman Martinez-Miguel Berchelt Lands at Poliforum Zamna, 3/12 Thurman: Khan Took 'Easier' Canelo, Brook Tougher For Him McJoe Arroyo-Jerwin Ancajas Heads To The Philippines on 4/16 Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids McWilliams Arroyo Confident He Can Shock Roman Gonzalez Froch: I Think About a Comeback Every Day, But I'm Realistic Felix Verdejo Has April Fight Set For Puerto Rico Willie Monroe Return is Pushed Back After Opponent Snafu Santa Cruz vs. Martinez: Hunter, Mendez, Marrero Added Marquez: Khan Can Win, But Canelo Can KO Him at Any Time Roman Gonzalez-McWilliams Arroyo Done For Golovkin-Wade Avtandil Khurtsidze, Giovanni Lorenzo Set For Broadway Boxing Vargas Predicts He'll Make Sadam Ali Quit; 'Not On My Level' Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank Luis Ortiz Content With Random Testing To Prove He's Clean Bob Arum: I Don't Ever Want To Retire! Why Would I? Robert Garcia Hopes Brother Mikey is Back in First Half of 2016 Tarver's Suspension Upheld, Fined $50K For Positive PED Test
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement