Lee Redpath out to make up for lost time at Meadowbank

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Light-welterweight boxer Lee Redpath says he is looking forward to putting his stop-start career behind him with victory at Meadowbank on Saturday evening.

The former Clovenstone amateur will contest his third professional bout this weekend against Matt Seawright on MGM Scotland’s ‘New Era’ show, aiming for his third win since joining the paid ranks last year.

Having celebrated his 33rd birthday last week, Redpath appreciates time isn’t on his side but says he will do all he can to maximise the opportunity that has finally fallen his way.

On his late arrival to pro boxing, Redpath said: “It’s mainly been down to family reasons as I’ve got three young kids. There wasn’t much of a gap between them but they’re all at school now so that’s given me the time to get my head down and focus in the gym. I had started doing some white-collar stuff but people were saying I was too good for it so my manager decided to give me a contract in the professional game so here we are now. I want to be as active as possible and hopefully get to 5-0 by the end of the year. My last two fights have been out towards Glasgow way so it’s good to be fighting here in Edinburgh. The bigger the venue, the better I say. I’ve done well with my ticket sales so I’m really looking forward to it.”