Andy Lee Ready, Willing To Fight Felix Sturm in Germany

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Lou DiBella has advised that middleweight contender Andy Lee (27-1, 19KOs) is "ready and willing" to fight WBA champion Felix Sturm (36-2-2, 15KOs) - and the Irish boxer has no issue with traveling to Germany to make the fight happen. Sturm has barely fought outside of Germany since losing a controversial decision in 2004 to Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Lee is presently scheduled to fight, against a yet to be determined opponent, on the Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin undercard on March 17th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

"Andy Lee is ready to fight Felix Sturm and he'll go to Germany. I think it's a great fight. Lee is confident about his chances and there wouldn't be a problem with going to Germany," DiBella told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 01-20-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;11685315]Hmm...Fight for his first world title against a highly rated middleweight in front of 20 thousand people for more money or fight a random dude nobody has heard of? What an incredibly difficult decision.[/QUOTE]Wrong. Quillin has been seen on TV…

Comment by richardt on 01-20-2012

The other thing to remember is from Lee's standpoint, it would be better to lose a disputed decision to a champ in Germany than to get knocked out by Quillin which is almost a given.

Comment by richardt on 01-20-2012

Of cource Lee is reluctant. He went life and death with a guy Quillin disposed of easily. And Lee did not want to lose to Quillin before getting a title shot. They should have offered Quillin more.

Comment by Spray_resistant on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=starjammer;11684956]In fairness to Sturm, when he left Germany to fight in the US he was robbed.[/QUOTE] That doesn't mean he should hide out his whole career, it was what 8 years ago.

Comment by Paddymickey on 01-19-2012

[QUOTE=richardt;11685227]Obviosuly Lee wants no part of Peter Quillin who is willing to fight him on the date that was mentioned.[/QUOTE] - they offered Quillin the fight 2 weeks ago but he wasn't happy with the offer. Lee also confrmed this…

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