Irish middleweight contender, Andy Lee returns to the ring this Saturday evening against the durable Anthony Fitzgerald at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.
This will be Lee’s first outing since he suffered a seventh-round stoppage loss after bravely challenging Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the WBC middleweight title on June 16 in El Paso, Texas. Before the stoppage Lee was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards.
In September 2012 Lee made a career decision to relocate his training base to London and team up with Adam Booth.
Lee believes fights in 2013 will provide him with the opportunity to rebuild his career and the Fitzgerald fight is the first step on that road back to title contention.
“I’m training now with Adam Booth, he’s an excellent world class trainer. We have worked hard together over the last five months in the gym reappraising my boxing style and making adjustments to my game. He’s a very smart and strategic trainer and he has taught me a lot of new things in a short period of time.”
“A new location and trainer has reinvigorated me, it is a new beginning and chapter in my life. I can’t wait to step into the ring and get back to winning ways. Anthony Fitzgerald is a game and gutsy fighter and he is looking for an upset.”
“However, I’m totally focused on the job at hand, I will be in Belfast to take care of business and leave nothing to chance. I intend to put in a quality performance and showcase my skills with an impressive win come Saturday night.”
February 4, 2013