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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Andy Lee to fight in Limerick in November -report

Limericks boxing hero Andy Lee could be back here as early as mid November it is being reported.

U.S based boxing website reports that Lee could challenge Belfast native Jason McKay for the Irish super-middleweight title in a fight right here in Limerick.

The 29-year old McKay is 6’1” and has a record
of 19-1 (5KOs). McKay is from Belfast, but the bout would be held in Andy’s home
town of Limerick, probably on November 17th.

Irish promoter Brian Peters is willing to support the event, and Andy is reportedlylicking his chops over a 12-round battle that could give him the chance to pit his skills against a legitimate opponent. Andy’s previous 4-to-8 round bouts never gave him an opportunity to test his stamina. A fight in Limerick would also allow him to show his local fan-base how he has developed since coming to America and fighting under the expert guidance of Emanuel Stewart. Up to now, Manny Stewart has been satisfied to bring Andy along slowly, while gradually developing his ring technique and boxing skills.

But an encounter with McKay would represent a step up in class, indicating team Lee is now ready to test darker waters.
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