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Andy Lee: If Next Fight is Not Big or Meaningful - I Won't Fight Again!

Former WBO middleweight world champion Andy Lee (35-3, 24 KOs), who soon turns 33 years old, is only looking to secure a big fight in the fall.

Back in March, Lee returned to the ring as part of the Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs card, and won a decision over KeAndrae Leatherwood. It was his first fight since losing the WBO title to Billy Joe Saunders in December 2015.

Lee is planning to fight again in the fall. He wants a big name or world title fight, and hopes to land the opportunity to eventually face the Canelo Alvarez vs. Golovkin winner at some point.

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In a previous interview, Lee stated that he would like to end his career by some point in 2018. He's picking his next few fights with care and wants something with enough meaning to get those competitive juices flowing.

The Irish boxer warns that his next fight must have some meaning - or else he will never fight again.  

"My intention was always to come back into the ring and not end my career on that note. I know I have a lot more left in me," Lee said to RTE.

"I was champion of the world. There's no reason why I can't improve and win it again. I'll wait and see who's on offer. I'm number five in the world so I'll be hoping to fight one of the champions.

"If my next fight isn't a big fight or a meaningful fight, then I won't fight again. I'm only in the game for significant fights. I don't have anything to prove. I've become world champion, I've achieved my dream.

"I don't need to fight for the money. I'm boxing because I love it not because I have to. If it turns out in September I don't have the hunger anymore, then I don't have to do it."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxHec on 05-17-2017

Andy Lee deserved a rematch with Sanders, but instead Sanders and his promoter picks unknowns guys for probably nuts, no wonder Hearn Jr. is way above Warren I'm a fan of Lee so don't really want to see him against…

Comment by Boxing Logic on 05-16-2017

How about that Chavez Jr rematch? Lee might be able to take him this time, even at 168...

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 05-16-2017

[QUOTE=Hatesrats;17675160]Put him on the Canelo/GGG undercard Vs. Lemuiex[/QUOTE] was going to say the same thing, good call, this would be a good scrap. Lee was pretty average in his last fight.

Comment by yankees7448 on 05-16-2017

He's got options. David Lemiuex on the GGG-Canelo undercard, a fight with the winner of BJS-Khurtzide, Chris Eubanks Jr and Danny Jacobs.

Comment by NYG on 05-16-2017

I like Lee. He's tough but i don't think he earned the right to make ultimatums lol

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