IRISH fight fans were celebrating this morning after reports suggested Andy Lee would defend his WBO World middleweight title against Billy Joe Saunders in Thomond Park this September.
The joy has been short lived, however, as Frank Warren revealed nothing concrete has been agreed.
The English promoter of Saunders did reveal Ireland is still an option, but denied Thomond Park has been a confirmed venue.
The Statement released in response to today’s reports reads as follows:
Following reports in the media this morning (Friday 19th June) that the Andy Lee v Billy Joe Saunders WBO World Middleweight title fight will take place on September 19 at Thomond Park in Ireland, promoter Frank Warren has confirmed that these reports are incorrect.
The date and venue for the highly anticipated showdown have not been confirmed yet and are subject to ongoing negotiations. It can be confirmed that the fight will take place in September with venues in London and Ireland under consideration.
Mr. Warren and Adam Booth, Lee’s manager, are in advanced discussions and will announce details in due course once finalised.