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Andy Lee Wants Tough Fight, Gennady Golovkin Showdown

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former world champion Andy Lee (34-3-1, 24KOs) is looking to get back in the mix in a big way.

Lee has been inactive since last December, when he lost a twelve round decision, and his WBO middleweight championship, to Billy Joe Saunders.

According to Lee, he was going to fight on the undercard to Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs - which was targeted for December 10 in New York City, but that fight has been pushed back to next March at the earliest.

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Lee would like to get in there would tough Argentinian Jorge Sebastian Heiland [28-4-2, 15KOs), who is currently ranked in the number position under the WBC.

A victory could propel Lee to a mandatory fight with Golovkin (36-0, 33KOs), who holds the WBC, WBA, IBO, IBF middleweight belts.

Heiland is best known for his knockout victory over Matthew Macklin. The rugged fighter from Argentina has also been hunting for a big fight.

At one point Lee had a deal wrapped up to face Golovkin in a big HBO televised showdown in 2014, but the bout fell through after GGG's father passed away.

According to Irish Boxing, Lee told Newstalk 106FM’s Off The Ball - “Originally it was supposed to be a prelim bout against an opponent of our choosing which would be like a comeback, somebody with a good record, maybe rated in the Top 20 – but the way things have developed, there’s a good chance I could fight Jorge Sebastian Heiland who is the WBC #1 contender. People might know him as he beat Matthew Macklin here in the 3Arena a couple of years ago now.”

“That’s a fight I’d like and a fight which would make sense for me. It would lead to a possible title fight with Golovkin so that’s what I’m hoping is in the works.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Baltimore on 10-26-2016

Gotta love Andy Lee, guy is a true old school fighter. Shame we didn't get this fight a few years ago when it was originally planned, Andy would have had a better chance back then.

Comment by Sparked_26 on 10-26-2016

I know he has an almost negligible chance of getting it done but if Andy Lee could score a come-from-behind KO vs Golovkin that would top anything I've seen in boxing so I am up for it happening just in…

Comment by Kigali on 10-26-2016

[QUOTE=REYESdelBOXEO;17149650]ANDY LEE has looked horrible lately, yes Golovkin will fight you now, the latest no-hoper lead to slaughter. Your typical bumhunter big drama show ft. lil g. (cough)Hypejob! #1 P4P & 154 and 160 pound division KINGPIN SAUL"CANELO" ALVAREZ PUNKED…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-26-2016

[QUOTE=bigdramashow;17150443]well no other cunt wants to fight him so [B]why not lee? [/B]Golovkin cant just not fight noone, so its better than nothing. The guy hasnt got many years left so i hope he doesnt waste it chasing after two…

Comment by Madison boxing on 10-26-2016

well no other cunt wants to fight him so why not lee? Golovkin cant just not fight noone, so its better than nothing. The guy hasnt got many years left so i hope he doesnt waste it chasing after two…

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