Anthony Fitzgerald wants Andy Lee rematch at light middleweight

ANTHONY Fitzgerald has called for Andy Lee to give him a rematch at his ‘natural weight’ after being unimpressed with the talented Limerick southpaw’s light middleweight debut last weekend.

The Dubliner lost to the former Olympian 98-94 in a Belfast hosted middleweight fight in February of 2013. Fitzgerald, who has campaigned most of his career at 160lbs and even claimed the Irish super middleweight title, has returned to light middleweight since joining forces with possible Lee foe Matthew Macklin’s MGM Gym in Marbella and wants a return with the former World title challenger at the lower weight.

The fighter, who earlier this year sought a fight with Australian champion Denis Hogan, now wants a Lee return. Fitzgerald claims he was unimpressed with Lee’s recent light middleweight win over Frank Horta in Denmark and has called for a rematch.

Lee seems to have a path laid out with fights lined up Wales and a possible bout on the undercard of Sergio Martinez v Miguel Cotto, but calling out Lee has proved successful for the Dubliner in the past and he was at it again.

“I boxed you at your weight last time now that your down to light middle, which is my natural weight division, lets get it on again in Dublin,” Fitzgerald said calling out Lee.

“I’m good to go so stop buying fights and fight me instead. I will give you the chance to fight in Ireland again and in front of a big crowd. It will be a different story at light middle and now that I am in Marbella and fully fit. It is a great Dublin versus Limerick battle and one the fans would love.”


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