24 August 2009 – By Mark Doyle
Andy Lee took his record to 19-1 with an impressive eighth-round stoppage win over Anthony Shuler at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on Friday night and immediately turned his attention to fellow Irishman John Duddy.
Lee has been repeatedly linked with a mouth-watering all-Irish middleweight showdown with Duddy and promoter Brian Peters is keen to stage the fight at the University of Limerick Sports Arena on November 28.
“I see the deal for this fight as a 50/50 one because to me the status of both men is on a par – but to make it that bit more attractive to them I’m prepared to offer a $50,000 ( 35,000) bonus to the winner, Peters is quoted as saying by Lees camp.
And after seeing off Shuler, Lee confirmed his interest in a bout which would generate huge interest in Ireland and likely propel the victor towards a world title shot.
I’m up for the fight with John Duddy. This is a fight the public have been speculating about for some considerable time and I believe it will be a memorable occasion with plenty of edge and drama, the Limerick southpaw enthused.