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Andy Lee: This is a dream come true for me

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On Saturday the 19th of September, reigning WBO Middleweight Champion and Limerick native, Andy Lee, will defend his World title against undefeated Billy Joe Saunders.

The unique outdoor global boxing event will take place at Thomond Park the home of Munster Rugby, live and exclusive on Box Nation in the UK and Ireland.

Since claiming the title against Matt Korobov last November Lee has made no secret of his desire to defend his title on home soil.

Speaking at the press conference to announce the mega open air bout, Lee expressed his satisfaction about returning home to Limerick to defend his crown.

“This is a dream come true for me. After becoming World Champion, my first wish was to defend my title in Limerick. It’s important for me to repay the city and country who have supported me throughout my career. I want to thank everyone involved in organizing this event, it will be a very special night” said Lee.

Tickets are on sale from today the 14th of July at 12.30 from www.ticketmaster.ie/showdown Telephone R.O.I. – 0818719300 or

INT – 00353-1456 9569. Tickets price information is as follows:


30/40 = Standing in Terraces

60/90/125 = Seated in Stands

125/195/350/500 = Seated on Pitch

500 = Ringside


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