Matthew Macklin has challenged his Irish middleweight rival, Andy Lee, to put up or shut up following Lee’s claims over the weekend that Macklin would be one of his "easier" fights in the division.
Lee made the claim prior to a points win over Anthony Fitzgerald in Belfast having already called out Macklin in a recent radio interview where he said: "That’s definitely the fight(Macklin) I want so now I think it’s time for us to get it on.
“We’re fighters so why not fight each other. We’re both with the same promoter so there are no obstacles, really."
Lee and Macklin are contracted promotionally to New York based promoter Lou DiBella and Macklin insists it’s time for Lee to make good his boasts.
"Lou has a HBO television date for 11 May and I know he wants to match myself and Andy on that show," said Macklin.
"We’re both promoted by Lou so as Andy himself said there are no obstacles to making the fight. It could be made in five minutes, Lou has a TV date for it and I want the fight so the only question is does Andy really want it or does he just want to be seen to want it?
February 11, 2013