Andy Lee looks for title fight


Andy Lee v Daryll Cunningham May 2013LIMERICK middleweight boxer Andy Lee has his sights set on a possible WBC interim title fight with Mexican compatriot Marco Antonio Rubio as current middleweight title holder Sergio Martinez continues his recovery from injury.

It is believed that the winner of the proposed Lee v Rubio bout will then slug it out with Martinez for the WBC middleweight title belt, should the Argentine fighter make a full recovery.

Lee is currently ranked at number seven in the WBC and number eight in the WBA, with Rubio ranked first and third respectively, which would likely make for a close-fought contest if it was to materialise.

The Castleconnell man will no doubt be eager to return to the ring quickly following the postponement of his WBC Silver Belt fight against Domenico Spada from Italy, which did not go ahead as it was on the undercard of David Haye’s bout against Tyson Fury and the English boxer pulled out due to an eye injury.

Lee is egging on the WBC to confirm the fight against Rubio, saying: “If the WBC were to order a fight between me and Marco Antonio Rubio for the WBC interim middleweight title I would certainly be up for the fight. We are both experienced fighters and have maintained our top 10 world rankings over the last few years. I think it would make a great fight.”