DiBella: It’s bombs away as Lee defends against Quillin

IT’S going to bombs away when Andy Lee puts his WBO middleweight title on the line against Peter Quillin in New York on April 11, claims Lou DiBella.

Lee’s promoter thinks the 160lbs clash between the reigning and former WBO belt holder is a ‘sensational’ fan friendly match up and is predicting an entertaining affair.

DiBella, who also looks after Patrick Hyland, who returns to New York on March 14, also predicts a Lee win stressing the Limerick man’s equalizing right hook could be the key punch for the third fight in a row.

“It’s a great match and it’s a huge opportunity for Andy, who wanted to defend his title,” DiBella said. “It’s also a great opportunity for Quillin to get the title back. But it’s a really good matchup of styles. They aren’t going to run from each other. There will be bombs thrown. Pete is strong and a come forward kind of guy, but Andy is a go-to-battle warrior with a good chin and he’s got that tremendous equalizer, the killer right hook. That may play into one of Peter’s weaknesses.

“So I think it’s a sensational fight. There are certain fights you know will be action fights and this is gonna be an action fight, a fan-friendly action fight between two of the best middleweights in world.”


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