MIDDLEWEIGHT prospect Craig Windsor is being lined up for a Scottish title tilt in Paisley next month.
The 28 year-old boxer, who is managed by Paisley promoter Norrie Sweeney, below, is gearing up to fight for a title at the Lagoon Leisure Centre.
It’s hoped the Paisley-based puncher, 28, can make it a perfect 10, after posting nine consecutive victories since turning professional.
Windsor was in action at the Lagoon only weeks ago during Sweeney Promotions’ latest pro-night at the venue.
He stepped in for his ninth pro bout against Ryan Clark, from Warrington.
Windsor won all four three-minute rounds to record a points victory.
Now Sweeney Promotions are pushing to get him towards a title shot.
The organisation is looking into the possibility of Windsor taking on current Scottish middleweight champion Ciaran Duffy, but it’s not clear whether the boxer has retired or not.
Another possibility could be for Windsor to fight for the vacant light middleweight belt.
Manager Norrie Sweeney, of Sweeney Promotions, said: “We are trying every avenue to get Craig a title fight.
“There was talk of Craig taking on Ciaran Duffy but we believe he’s in Ireland, although we’re unsure if he is going to continue his boxing career.
“Hopefully, we can get Craig a title shot of some description.
“Craig’s come on in leaps and bounds and he’s a top Scottish prospect.
“And his father Craig Windsor Snr, actually holds the record of holding three Scottish title belts at three different weights, so I think his son wants to try to emulate that.”
Windsor’s opponent is expected to be confirmed nearer the time.
One other Paisley boxer expected to be in action on the same night is Stephen Russell, 23.
He too was in action at the Lagoon during Sweeney Promotions’ last fight night.
Russell faced Marc Callaghan, from London, who fought for the British super-bantamweight title in 2007 and was ranked four places above the boxing Buddie in the current standings.
Despite his opponent’s impressive CV, Russell completely outboxed Callaghan in the opening round – before the fight was stopped at the interval.
Russell is expected to take on Middlesborough man Chris Reilly in a six three-minute round featherweight contest, again at the Lagoon.
If he wins, Russell will also be propelled towards title contention.
Sweeney said: “Hopefully, we can get Stephen a Scottish title fight.
“The boy Reilly, though, is a tough guy, so it should be a test for Stephen.”
During the last Sweeney Promotions fight night, more than 300 boxing fans crammed into the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley to enjoy a knockout series of contests.
And it was Buddie brilliant for the home town crowd as they witnessed four wins out of five for pugilists from the Paisley Amateur Boxing Club.
Other boxers will be on the bill and they will be confirmed in due course.
Express Sports understands, though, that fellow Buddies Ronnie Clark and Craig Kelly could appear too.
Next month’s event will be staged on Friday, November 4, and tickets can be obtained from Norrie Sweeney by calling 01294 464 538 or Tony Lindie on 07557 199 825.