Lee vs. Fitzgerald
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, 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
By Steve Mabbott: #7 WBC, #9 WBA middleweight contender Andy Lee (28-2, 20 KO’s) will be returning to the ring on February 9th after a seven month layoff to face Anthony Fitzgerald (13-3, 4 KO’s) at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lee, 28, hasn’t fought since being stopped by former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last June at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Continue reading