Lee’s Vera rematch in doubt

01 April 2008 – by Cormac Campbell

Rumours currently circulating Stateside indicate that Irish middleweight Andy Lee will not get an immediate rematch with Texan conqueror Brian Vera.

The Limerick man was many people’s tip for the top in 2008, but was controversially stopped by the former Contender star in seven rounds in March, live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

There had been speculation that an immediate rematch would be arranged for the summer, in Saratoga Springs, New York, in July, but now it seems Vera’s management are hopeful of capitalising on the victory without risking defeat in a rematch.

This could pave the way for Lee to return to Ireland for a hometown show sometime in the coming months.

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