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Dublin an option but decision still to be made on Lee’s first defence

WBO middleweight world champion Andy Lee is still unsure where he will make his first title defence, despite reports he will defend in Dublin this week.

News of a  Dublin March against Denmark’s Patrick Nielsen broke this week, but Lee claims nothing is set in stone as of yet.

The Limerick southpaw claims details should be confirmed this week and suggests America is still an option.

“There has been a few reports that I would fight in Dublin in March, and that could possibly happen but at this moment in time there’s a lot of interest in America so Adam Booth is arranging that and we’ll know within the next week,” The Irish World champion said on the Late Late show, before suggesting he wants to defend in Limerick in the Summer.

 “I’ve had three dreams in my career. One was to win a world title and two was to bring it back to Limerick. And my third dream would be to defend it in Limerick and hopefully that can be done in the summer.”


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