By Jonny Stapleton
Andy Lee could fight WBC middleweight champion of the world Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr in America on June 2.
The Limerick fighter, who plans ‘a keep busy’ fight in Detroit on March 10, is in talks with Top Rank about fighting the much protected son of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez.
Lee has been linked with WBA Champion Felix Sturm, the best middleweight on the planet Sergio Martinez and indeed Chavez Jr. over the last six months, but couldn’t secure the shot he felt he deserved.
However as soon as the Sturm door was closed last week it seems the Chavez jr door reopened and both camps have leaked news of a possible June 2 date and ongoing talks.
The Kronk southpaw is hoping to secure a fight with the former John Duddy foe and the most beatable middleweight champion at present.
“Emanuel spoke to Bob Arum CEO of Top Rank and said that they are very interested,” confirmed Lee.
“I think Chavez is improving all the time, he is showing a lot of things. I believe I am a better quality fighter, with my height and reach I could hold him off and I could box him.”
Speaking after victory over Marco Antonio Rubio in fight in his 45 fight, 25 year old Chavez admitted he was open to a bout with the Irish man.
“There is talk of a fight with Andy Lee, talk of facing Margarito, talk of facing Martinez, Honestly, I do not shy away from anyone. If they pay me enough, I’ll fight them.”