Boxing – Thomond Park could host Lee title fight


Screen shot 2015-04-16 at 10.13.03ANDY Lee’s fight with Peter Quillin last weekend proved once more, if it even needed proving, that you never know what will happen next in the world of boxing.
Lee remains the World Middleweight champion as his opponent couldn’t make the weight, so the fight was not an official title bout.
The events of last weekend now mean that Andy Lee’s next fight, a World title defence, could take place in Thomond Park, in August.
Lee has been on record as saying he wants to defend his title in Limerick and this could be his chance.
“I’m not going to fight again until August. August at Thomond Park would be nice.” added Lee who now has to face Billy Joe Saunders of England in his next fight, as the 25 year old from Hatfield, Hertfordshire is the mandatory challenge, for now anyway.
Lee fight with Quillin was a spectacular event with both fighters hitting the canvas in the early rounds. Lee himself was knocked twice, once in the first and once in the third. However the second knock down was adjudged to have been a trip on Lee by Quillin.
‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin, an unfortunate nickname for someone who could not make weight, was on the ground himself in the seventh as Lee mounted a ‘Rocky-esque’ comeback.
The Castleconnell fighter once more showed his ability to stay the course and continued to bring power to the fight well into the final rounds.
With such an even and exciting fight, the talk of a rematch at some point is already been discussed.
“I would be (interested in a rematch),” Lee added. “If I don’t make those mistakes that I did earlier in the fight, then it’s a different outcome. We’ll see what happens”
Quillin is open to the chance of another shot at Lee too, when asked he commented,
“A rematch? I wouldn’t say no, but you never know”
A decision on Lee’s next opponent and of course venue is expected in the coming weeks.