ANDY Lee will challenge Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin for the WBO middleweight championship of the World according to boxrec.
There has been no official word from either team or any promoters re the clash but the boxing stat site has both penciled in for a September 13 meeting.
According to the home of boxing records the pair will trade leather on the under card of Floyd Mayweather Marcos Maidana II in the MGM Grand.
Lee, who is currently in New York as his trainer Adam Booth will work the corner of Cork based Cuban Mike Perez as he fights a World title eliminator in the Garden on tonight, had just moved into light middleweight title contention with a sensational knock out win over over John Jackson, but according to boxrec he will move back up to middleweight and get a second shot at a 160 title.
The Limerick man had been linked with a November clash with Matthew Macklin, if he was to fight in September, November might be too soon. However if he was to win the WBO title by beating a champion deemed more beatable than his fellow 160lbs strap holders Irish fight fans could be treated to a domestic derby with World ramifications later on in the year.