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Felix Sturm-Andy Lee in Play, Lee Pulled From MSG Bill

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has learned that negotiations are currently ongoing to finalize an April fight between WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (36-2-2, 15KOs) and top-rated contender Andy Lee (27-1, 19KOs). It has been confirmed that Lee was pulled from the Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin card, which is scheduled for March 17th at The Theater in New York's Madison Square Garden. Lee was going to face a yet to be determined opponent in the HBO televised co-feature.

"We are talking with Sturm's people. Andy wants a big fight. He wants to fight Felix Sturm. Andy and [Lee's trainer and manager] Emanuel Steward want the fight. They want me to pursue this opportunity and that's why Andy is not fighting on March 17th. He wants to hold out for a big opportunity. Sturm doesn't have an opponent for April and we hope to make that fight," Lee's promoter, Lou DiBella, told BoxingScene.com.

With Lee removed from the HBO broadcast, the likely replacement is a battle of super middleweight hard-hitters, between Edwin Rodriguez (20-0, 14KOs) and Donovan George (22-1-1, 19KOs).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jodie on 01-31-2012

and with macklin fighting martinez- the real champ- there is sure to be a world title fight in ireland before the year is out- between 2 irishmen- now that would be special.. any thoughts?????

Comment by Spray_resistant on 01-30-2012

[QUOTE=jodie;11723336]what the fuk do u know? andy will be world champ. he wants to fight the best in martinez- he is a warrior and will prove this in 2012[/QUOTE] I believe he will ko Sturm if this happens, he has…

Comment by jodie on 01-30-2012

what the fuk do u know? andy will be world champ. he wants to fight the best in martinez- he is a warrior and will prove this in 2012

Comment by daggum on 01-24-2012

andy lee the first person without any talent to become world champ(except baldomir)

Comment by jodie on 01-24-2012

Anyone think macklin can beat martinez?? has he a tougher fight then lee???

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