Lee doubles up

24 August 2010- Jonny Stapleton

Irish middleweight prospect Andy Lee is so eager to keep busy he is going to fight twice in two weeks.

The Limerick native first faces Michael Walker (19-4-2) in Indiana on September 17 before entering the ring against a yet to be names opponent in Chicago as soon as October 2.

Lee, who stretched his record to 22-1 with victory over Brian Cook just last month, is keen to put himself in world title contention, but is struggling to persuade a marquee name to fight him.

And seeing as he cant secure a gatekeeper opponent at the present time the 26-year-old believes the next best option is a busy schedule in the hope it will further raise his Stateside profile and international rankings.

I have to say it’s great to be back in action so soon. I need to keep busy, after only fighting twice so far this year it will serve me well to stay active, Lee told the Irish Mirror before dismissing suggestions Walker wouldnt provide little in the way of resistance.

Michael Walker is no push over. I will have to be on top of my game, especially fighting him in his home town. He will try and train even harder for this fight. But I’ll be ready for him. I know him well, I’ve watched him fight a few times and know his style. He’s a tough, rugged, aggressive fighter but he is short and one paced so I will use my height and speed and look to out box him, Lee added before confirming if all goes well with the Walker fight and fingers crossed there’s no injuries I’ll fight again on October 2nd with an opponent yet to be confirmed.

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