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Billy Joe Saunders will enter the lions den to challenge Andy Lee for his WBO World middleweight title on September 19th at Thomond Park in Limerick.
Undefeated Saunders will face Lee at a massive outdoor event in the home of Munster Rugby and the current Commonwealth and former British and European champion is predicting a fight to remember.
Saunders was in cool, calm and collected mood at the press conference to announce the fight on Tuesday and looked genuinely excited to be a part of such a high profile bout.
Speaking to the press he said “I’m delighted to be headlining this fantastic event against Andy Lee with his WBO World Middleweight Championship on the line. Thomond Park is an amazing outdoor stadium steeped in sporting history and now it’s going to play host to arguably the biggest boxing event staged in Ireland in recent years.”
“The fight between me and Lee has been simmering for the last few years and now it’s red hot. I can’t wait for it and it’s going to be a fight that will be talked about for many years to come.”