Boxing writer Glynn Evans attempts to get inside the mind of the ex Irish super-middleweight champion Anthony Fitzgerald who stars in an eight rounder at the National Stadium in his home city of Dublin this Saturday. Continue reading
Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has vowed to KO Anthony Fitzgerald in front of his bitter rivals own fans when the clash at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15, live on Sky Sports.
O’Sullivan and Fitzgerald finally get the chance to settle a rivalry that has been brewing for years, and after Fitzgerald told O’Sullivan he’d ‘annihilate’ him in his home town, Spike has hit back saying he will put his ‘jealous’ opponent to bed. Continue reading
Anthony Fitzgerald says he will annihilate Spike O’Sullivan when the bitter Middleweight rivals clash at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15, live on Sky Sports.
Fitzgerald and O’Sullivan have been on a collision course for years as the animosity between the pair reaches boiling point but ‘Fitzy’ insists he is calm ahead of the clash and believes O’Sullivan’s lack of ‘live opponents’ will cost him dearly on the night. Continue reading
Physically primed, mentally focused, it’s just the matter of counting down the hours to fight night which can’t come quick enough as far as Anthony “The Pride” Fitzgerald is concerned.
The Dubliner has put in eight gruelling weeks of body punishing preparation and is both ready and confident in equal measure to set the record straight on route to becoming a two weight Irish champion against former foe Eamonn O Kane next Friday the 12th July at the Fairways Hotel in Dundalk. Continue reading
Following his epic ten round point’s loss to Andy Lee just three weeks ago at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, the Pride of Dublin Anthony Fitzgerald will make a quick return on the Homecoming bill at the Fairways Hotel in Dundalk on the 9th of March. Continue reading
By Kevin Chittenden: Middleweight contender Andy Lee (29-2, 20 KO’s) looked like a shell of his former self last Saturday night in having to really battle hard against a fighter that he would have likely blown out a year ago in Anthony Fitzgerald (13-4, 4 KO’s).
The 28-year-old Lee defeated Fitzgerald by a 10 round decision, but it was far from easy. Lee’s former trainer, the legendary Emanuel Steward, passed away last October, leaving Lee having to start over with a new trainer after having been with Steward for many years. Continue reading
Andy Lee vs. Anthony Fitzgerald this Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland/New York, NY (2/5/13) – On Saturday night, “Irish” Andy Lee, returns DBE to the ring for the first time since his unsuccessful bid at claiming the World Boxing Council (WBC) Middleweight Championship when he takes on Anthony Fitzgerald (13-3, 4KO’s) at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds in the middleweight division and is promoted by Matchroom Sport in association with DiBella Entertainment.
Sporting an impressive 28-2, 20KO’s, record and ranked #7 by the WBC and #9 by the WBA in the middleweight world ratings, Lee, the 2004 Irish Olympian, is looking to get back into the win column and make another run at capturing a piece of the middleweight crown. Lee is now training out of London with Adam Booth, who took over the reigns after the tragic death of Lee’s longtime trainer and mentor Emanuel Steward.
“I’m ready to fight,” said Lee. “My training has gone to plan. I’m really enjoying working with Adam. I am learning and improving with every training session. I’m very focused for this fight and expect a good performance.
“First and foremost, I want to thank my good friend Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport for allowing Andy to be on this card,” said Lee’s promoter Lou DiBella. “Andy is still one of the top middleweights in the world, and we expect a great performance out of him Saturday night.” Continue reading
Irish middleweight contender, Andy Lee (28W-2L, 20KOs) will return to the ring this Saturday evening against the durable Anthony Fitzgerald (13W-3L, 1 KO) at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena live on Sky Sports in the Betfair’s ‘Unfinished Business’ boxing event.
This will be Lee’s first outing since he suffered a seventh-round stoppage loss when he bravely challenged Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the WBC world middleweight title on June 16 in El Paso, Texas. Before the stoppage Lee was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards. Continue reading
Photos: Russell Pritchard — As life changing opportunities go, they don’t come much bigger then the one on offer to Anthony Fitzgerald next Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast when the “Pride” of Dublin takes on Limericks Andy Lee.
Lee is the established world level pugilist, fresh off an unsuccessful Texas tussle against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fitzgerald is the little know no nonsense tough nut from Dublin’s North Inner City. “No contest” is what the experts shout. It requires more then potluck to secure yourself a shot at the big-time and Fitzgerald just doesn’t hear the doubters, he is focused, he is determined and believes that on the 9th of February the city under-dog becomes Irelands top-dog.
“This is a massive opportunity for me; it’s the stuff you dream of as a kid when you start boxing, your chance to topple the big guy. I know a lot of people don’t fancy me against Lee but that’s ok, I know what I am capable of and that’s all that matters” Continue reading
Irish middleweight, Andy Lee (28W-2L, 20KOs) will return to the ring against Dubliner Anthony Fitzgerald (13W-3L, 1 KO) on February 9, 2013 at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena live on Sky Sports in Betfair’s ‘Unfinished Business’ boxing event. Continue reading