ANDY Lee’s promoter believes the Limerick man has just made himself one of ‘the hottest commodities in ALL of boxing’.
RED hot Lee shot to prominence with when upgrading for contender to World champion with a knock out win over formerly undefeated pro and two time World amateur Matt Korobov live on HBO this month.
The victory and the manner in which it was achieved puts Lee up amongst the biggest names in the sport claims DiBella. The New Yorker has name dropped Miguel Cotto and the like when speaking to the media of late, when speaking to Irish-boxing.com he said,
“Andy is now one of the hottest commodities in all of boxing. This has been years in the making for Andy. The great Emmanuel Steward always said that Andy would become a star, and now he has, and I know that Emmanuel is up there smiling down at him.”
Lee went into the Korobov fight as an underdog, but DiBella claims he always knew the former Olympian had the beating of the Russian. Indeed the promoter claims he knew Lee would take the WBO World title with a stoppage win.
“I believed all along that this was the best opportunity out there for Andy. Myself and Adam Booth felt that Andy would not only win, but would do so by knockout. I am thrilled that we were able to get this opportunity for Andy, but all the credit goes to him. He could not have executed a better game plan than he did.”
Ron Rizzo VP DBE was also delighted with the Lee win and told Irish-boxing.com
“The atmosphere around Andy was electric. Andy has worked so hard and for so long to achieve this goal, and to finally see him do it, in such stunning fashion, was truly something special.”