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Andy Lee To Return On Golovkin-Jacobs, March 18 at MSG

By Elliot Foster

Andy Lee will make his return to the ring after fifteen months out with a fight against a relatively unheralded American.

The Limerick southpaw has been out of the ring since losing his WBO world middleweight title to Billy Joe Saunders on points back in December 2015.

But the 32-year-old (34-3-1, 24 KOs) will make his return on a world title undercard next month.

Lee is set for action over eight rounds on the same bill as Gennady Golovkin’s WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBC world middleweight title defence against mandatory challenger Danny Jacobs on March 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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The main event will be aired exclusively live on HBO in the States, but Lee will face 28-year-old KeAndrae Leatherwood (19-3-1, 12 KOs), of Birmingham, Alabama before the pay-per-view portion of the bill begins.

Leatherwood was stopped by John Jackson –– a man who Lee scored a stunning come-from-behind knockout win over at the venue of his return back in 2014 –– in a super-welterweight contest for the WBC Youth title in 2011.

He was also comprehensively outpointed by Hugo Centeno Jr. in his only other major fight, but comes into this bout on the back of a five-fight winning streak.

Also on the card, Ryan Martin defends his WBC Continental Americas lightweight title against Bryant Cruz, Carlos Cuadras faces David Carmona over 10 rounds and Roman Gonzalez defends his WBC super-flyweight world title, which he won against the aforementioned Cuadras last year, against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AneesMoha on 02-07-2017

If he looks as bad as he did at the weigh in for BJS then I really think that he should move up. And tbh he should be rematching Saunders, or fighting Eubanks jr or as an earlier post said…

Comment by Dr Rumack on 02-06-2017

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;17407448]@ 1 time he was pretty good now he's turning into another Michael Kastidis, fighting and just absorbing punishment[/QUOTE] If Lee had Kats' gas tank he'd be a lot better fighter. Not having that gas tank strangely serves to preserve…

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 02-06-2017

Andy is one of my favorite fighters, always looks awkward and frail but he can still launch some missiles from his fists. I think this may be a tougher fight for him than it's supposed robbery, he seemed a little…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 02-06-2017

Wow Andy Lee is still alive lol

Comment by Despicable me2 on 02-06-2017

Ok great to see him back, and i hope he gets a big payday after this.... but didnt they drop Katie Taylor for being too Irish?? otn the same wkend as conlan?

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