Andy Lee: I Have The Style To Beat Miguel Cotto!
By Shaun Brown
Earlier tonight BoxingScene.com managed to grab a quick word with ‘Irish’ Andy Lee 33-2 (23 KOs) amidst rumours that he is in line to face WBC Middleweight champion, Miguel Cotto 39-4 (32 KOs) later this year.
Lee who had dropped back down to 154lbs in June with an emphatic fifth round knockout victory over John Jackson had been heavily linked to facing domestic rival Matthew Macklin in Dublin in November.
Last month, Lee said this to ‘Scene about the possibility of facing Macklin: “I’m open to the fight and hopefully it can be done. I don’t see any obstacle there. I want the fight and if he wants the fight we’ll get it on.”
Cotto is fresh off one of the best wins of his career after a surprise dismantling over former middleweight king Sergio Martinez. Lee’s promoter, Lou DiBella, told ESPN’s Dan Rafael that his man really wants the fight and believes there would be a similar crowd to what Cotto-Martinez drew.
Lee is now a man in demand with Cotto, Macklin and the paying public keen to see more of him after his KO of the year candidate against Jackson.
“There’s nothing official in place,” Lee told BoxingScene.
“I’ve told Lou DiBella and [trainer] Adam Booth that’s the fight I want. It would be an honour to fight a great champion like Cotto. I’ve trained with him and respect him but feel I have the style to beat him.”
Shaun Brown is the UK Editor at Boxing Scene and a contributor to Boxing Monthly. He can be contacted at [email protected] with any news, views or stories you may have.
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[QUOTE=Jloro;14829673]Lee isn't as bad as you guys act. If the fight gets made I got Lee if ya give me odds :)[/QUOTE] I dont got many points but you wanna bet? Cotto TKO by 10th round. How does that sound?Comment by bigjavi973 on 08-06-2014
[QUOTE=Tha_Greatest;14829433]many nobodies , lol, the biggest win he ever won by k.o is corrie spinks homie, lol, plenty of guys, lol, who cares, lol, if someone fights a nobody, lol, a nobody is liable to get dropped, lol, zab judah…Comment by alexguiness on 08-06-2014
I like Andy Lee and he is a very decent pro. But he is clearly not on the same level as Cotto. Don't blame him for trying though. A man needs to eat...Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-06-2014
[QUOTE=dan_cov;14830368]Not the greatest of fights that could be made but Cotto deserves a soft defense.[/QUOTE] Why does Cotto deserve a soft defense? What murderer's row is he coming off of? Whooping Martinez? Delvin Rodriguez? The guy's had 2 hard fights…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (69)