ON SATURDAY September 19, reigning WBO Middleweight Champion and Limerick native, Andy Lee, will defend his World title against undefeated Billy Joe Saunders. This unique outdoor global boxing event will take place at Thomond Park the home of Munster Rugby, live and exclusive on Box Nation in the UK and Ireland.
“Hosting this event is a huge boost for the stadium and region, and we are very much looking forward to a first for Thomond Park with the staging of this WBO Middleweight Championship. Off the back of winning his title we were fortunate to have Andy Lee presented at half-time during the Munster v Leinster game last December and the reception he received that day was fantastic. I’m sure the supporters will be out in force again to cheer their local hero on as he defends his world title on home soil in September.” John Cantwell – Thomond Park Stadium Director.
“This is a dream come true for me. After becoming World Champion, my first wish was to defend my title in Limerick. It’s important for me to repay the city and country who have supported me throughout my career. I want to thank everyone involved in organizing this event, it will be a very special night” – Andy Lee – WBO Middleweight World Champion
“I’m delighted to be headlining this fantastic event against Andy Lee with his WBO World Middleweight Championship on the line. Thomond Park is an amazing outdoor stadium steeped in sporting history and now it’s going to play host to arguably the biggest boxing event staged in Ireland in recent years. The fight between me and Lee has been simmering for the last few years and now it’s red hot. I can’t wait for it and it’s going to be a fight that will be talked about for many years to come.” – Billy Joe Saunders – Mandatory challenger
Tickets are on sale from today the 14th of July at 12.30 from www.ticketmaster.ie/showdown Telephone R.O.I. – 0818719300 or
INT – 00353-1456 9569. Tickets price information is as follows:
€30/€40 = Standing in Terraces
€60/€90/€125 = Seated in Stands
€125/€195/€350/€500 = Seated on Pitch
€500 = Ringside