Warren: No date or venue for Lee Saunders agreed

Frank Warren, promoter of Billy Joe Saunders has released a statement denying that his charge’s WBO title challenge against Andy Lee has been confirmed for Thomond Park.

The Boxing Union of Ireland had earlier today claimed that a deal to have the fight in Thomond Park on September 19th had been finalised.

Warren however, has rebutted this, saying that “The date and venue for the highly anticipated showdown have not been confirmed yet and are subject to ongoing negotiations” and that media reports saying the fight is confirmed for Thomond Park are “incorrect”.

Warren though has not said that Thomond Park is off the table as a potential venue and that “venues in London and Ireland [are] under consideration.

irish-boxing.com will have more information as soon as it emerges.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie