ANDY Lee stepped of the plane to be greeted by hoards of Limerick fight fans this morning- and revealed he could be cheered on by tens of thousands more in his home county come Summer time.
The newly crowned WBO middleweight champion of the World, who greeted fans at Shannon and after a Civic Reception in the City Centre, said plans are already in place for a Thomond Park defence.
“Plans are being made already for a defence in Thomond Park in the summer, a defence of my title. My manager Adam Booth is working on it already.
“It’s been a long journey and it was really my last chance at a world title. I won it and I’m very grateful for it.”
The former Olympian was very excited at the prospect of defending in Ireland. Billy Joe Saunders has been the name most touted, but Lee is open to fighting any big middleweight name.
“It would be fantastic, I’ve been there to watch Munster play so many times.
“I’ve had certain dreams and one of them was winning a world title, the other was stepping off the plane in Shannon and I’m doing those right now and defending my title at Thomond would be another one.”