Lee faces final hurdle

2 October 2010 – Jonny Stapleton

Andy Lee is will finish padding out his record and actively pursue marquee fights if he wins on the top of a Horseshoe Casino hosted bill tonight.

Irelands busiest puncher laces his gloves for the 25th time against veteran fighter, Troy Lowry(27-10) making it four fights in four months and two fight in two weeks in another bout he would be expected to win.

And if as expected the Limerick man claims another victory he will trade deliberately increasing his win column for increasing his championship credentials.

The talented former Olympian, who recently meet his hero Muhammad Ali at the re-opening of the world renowned 5th Street Gym, Miami, Florida, hopes to fight fellow Irish middleweight John Duddy next in a bid to earn a World title shot.

Training went well after the last fight, it was more maintaining sharpness and staying fresh then any hard work, Lee told the Irish Mirror. I did have had a couple of intense sparring sessions with my Kronk team mate Domonique Dolton. So I’m in good shape, ready to take care of business. After this fight I hope to secure a bigger fight to end my year.

My manager Emanuel had been in touch with John Duddy’s manager and they’ve discussed a possible fight between us. Hopefully the match can be made, I think its a great fight for both of us with the winner moving on to a title shot. But we’ll see, first I have to beat Troy Lowry and then I’ll see where things are.

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