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Andy Lee Plots Return: Eyes Cotto, Canelo, Jacobs, Golovkin

Irish middleweight fighter Andy Lee, (34W-3L-1D, 24KOs) is eager to return to the ring following some time off after his WBO world title majority decision loss to Billy Joe Saunders on December 19, 2015.

Lee an experienced world class operator is a formidable opponent for any of the top middleweight fighters such as Danny Jacobs, Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto.

Lee is targeting a showdown with Danny Jacobs, WBA world champion or Gennady Golovkin, multi-titleholder world champion for his return fight. Both of whom successfully defended their titles this weekend by stopping their respective opponents (Danny Jacobs against Sergio Mora in Reading, PA and Gennady Golovkin against Kell Brook in London).

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Both Jacobs and Golovkin have had problems getting other top fighters to agree to fight them. This has been frustrating for their management teams in negotiating fights and liaising with promoters and the broadcast companies, but more so for the fans as they want to see the best fighting the best.

One man who has agreed when approached in the past to fight either of them is Andy Lee.

Lee was set to meet Gennady Golovkin at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York on HBO on April 26, 2014.  Unfortunately the fight had to be pulled due to the death of Gennady’s father Gennady Ivanovich Golovkin on February 18, 2014 and the boxer’s decision understandably to take some time out of boxing to take care for his family.

Team Lee was also approached early this year about a possible fight with Danny Jacobs in May 2016.

Lee comments ‘ I have had a bit of a lay off since my last fight, but I want to get  back to boxing, what better way to get back than in a championship fight. I have no qualms about challenging Danny or Gennady or any other top fighter, I am in the business of fighting that is what I do for a living. As a professional athlete I want to test myself and fight and beat the best, that has been my motivation during my career.’

Lee ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to making a world middleweight title fight opponent. He is a genuine 160 lb fighter and his height, southpaw stance, punching power, effective right hook and accurate straight left makes him a dangerous opponent for anyone.

Lee is a recognised popular and marketable fighter who brings drama to a fight that makes television executives sit up and take notice as they are in the business of bringing entertaining fights to their subscribers. Lee demonstrated this when he was in the jaws of defeat against John Jackson at Madison Square Garden, New York on June 7,  2014 when  he dramatically turned the fight around and devastatingly  knocked his opponent out in the 5th round.

Again when he fought the undefeated Matt Korobov to win the WBO world title in Las Vegas on December 13, 2014 behind on the scorecards Lee came out in the sixth like a freight train and launched a stinging barrage of punches on his Russian opponent to force referee Kenny Bayless to stop the fight.

A fight with Danny Jacobs in New York before Christmas is a fight that makes good sporting and business sense, both fighters can bang that makes it attractive for the fans and TV audience. Jacobs a resident of Brooklyn and Lee with an Irish fan base in New York makes it a marketable fight and hit at the box office.

A fight with Gennady Golovkin, offers GGG the opportunity to take care of unfinished business from 2014 and silence the critics by fighting a genuine 160 lb world class fighter in Andy Lee. A fight location in Europe or the United States provides options for promoters.

Lee is back in the gym and looking forward to lacing his gloves up and getting back to business.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 09-12-2016

I wouldn't mind seeing Lee against Jacobs or Eubank.

Comment by j0zef on 09-12-2016

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;17029915]Jacobs vs. Lee in December is perfect for NYC! Now that it seems GGG vs. Saunders will happen next, Jacobs vs. Lee would be a logical move, and a decent fight![/QUOTE] For the first time ever, I agree with you.…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 09-12-2016

Jacobs vs. Lee in December is perfect for NYC! Now that it seems GGG vs. Saunders will happen next, Jacobs vs. Lee would be a logical move, and a decent fight!

Comment by Pacer on 09-11-2016

It's good to have him back another contender a fight with lemeuix is good

Comment by paulf on 09-11-2016

Oh my God no... why? Andy would be lucky to beat Delvin Rodriguez at this point. He's beyond done. He won a world title for Manny and by the grace of God made it out of the Quillin fight with…

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