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It is a case of different trainer different World title outcome for Lee

ANDY Lee claims improvements made under new coach Adam Booth can will ensure he upgrades from contender to World Champion this coming weekend.

The Limerick middleweight goes into his second World title fight when he fights Matt Korobov for the vacant WBO title in Las Vegas this weekend having tasted defeat to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in his first attempt to be crowned middleweight king back in 2012.

The talented former Kronk fighter was eventually over whelmed by Chavez in San Antonio that night and claims he knew he needed a change to ensure he could get over the line when a second tilt came presented itself.

And the fighter, formerly trained by the late great Manny Steward, believes Booth has helped him improve and is confident those improvements can help become Ireland’s second reigning World champion on Saturday night.

Speaking to Boxingscene Lee said:

“I knew I had to find a new trainer after I lost to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr for the WBC title back in 2012. If I wanted to win a World title I knew I had to improve and I believe I have done that over the last year or so..

“There is a change in my style while Adam has also improved my fitness and athleticism.”


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