Andy Lee (34-2-1 – 24 KOs), WBO World Middleweight champion faces mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders (22-0 -12KOs) on September 19th 2015 at Thomond Park, Limerick. The stadium is expected to host 33,000 excited boxing fans, eagerly anticipating a tear-up for the ages. Lee was born in London, but grew up in Ireland and considers Limerick his home-base, and will consequently seek encouragement from the raucous home crowd.
Aside from the title, Lee v Saunders has added significance because it is the first world title fight between two boxers from a travelling background. As such, there are major bragging rights at stake in their community and both men will be keen to avoid the shame of defeat.
Lee v Saunders is not to be missed, it will pit the closely matched middleweights against each other, with an outcome too close to tell. Tickets are available through eventim, if you are unable to attend, the fight will be broadcast LIVE on BoxNation.