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.
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.”