Andy Lee [34(24)-3(2)-1] wants to keep up his impressive Madison Square Garden knockout ratio and move back into the World title reckoning.
Dennis Sharpe was the last to go the distance with Lee at the famous when he survived six rounds at the famous venue back in 2007, but since then the MSG has played host to some sensational Lee stoppages.
The former WBO champion,, who fights for the first time in 15 months on highly anticipated Gennady Golovkin v Danny Jacobs world middleweight title clash on Saturday, has since stopped Carl Daniels and John Jackson at the Garden and hopes KeAndrae Leatherwood [19(12)-3(2)-1] falls victim to his power this weekend.
The Adam Booth-trained fighter is keen to become a middleweight champion of the World again, and believes an eye catching win on Saturday may help him secure a shot.
“I feel really sharp. I’ve been champion before and my goal is to regain my title, a good win on Saturday is the first step in doing that.”
“It’s important that I look good and hopefully I get a knockout, which I’ve nearly always managed to do at Madison Square Garden.”
Lee trades leather at the Garden fourth time this weekend and claims that big arena big fight experience will stand to him as will experience of New York.
“I mean it’ll be his [Leatherwood] first time fighting in a big arena,” he added.
“I’ve seen some of his fights on YouTube and they look like they’re in high school halls or basketball halls on small shows. Maybe that’ll be a disadvantage to him, but I’m well used to it,” added the 32 year old.
“Usually when you’re in New York, you kind of feel obligated to get up and go out, not sightseeing, but have a look around, whereas now I’m just staying in the room and resting.”
Check out Andy Lee’s MSG stoppages here: