Andy Lee could return to the ring for New York bout with Daniel Jacobs

Former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee is hoping to get back into the ring soon for a middleweight clash with the highly regarded Daniel Jacobs.

With Jacobs being in negotiations with Spike O’Sullivan, Hearn has stated that Lee would be an ideal alternative. While he has confirmed that he would also like to add Katie Taylor to the Barclays Centre in New York on April 28th.

The Essex promoter said, “If Danny Jacobs fights Spike O’Sullivan, which I hoped would happen, but it doesn’t look like Spike’s side want it, not Spike himself,  it’s politics basically.”

“Andy Lee might get the opportunity against Danny Jacobs and, if that’s the case, I’d like to do Katie Taylor in a unification fight there [New York] and then do her for the undisputed title in Dublin in September.”

Following his title loss to Billy Joe Saunders in December 2015, Lee, of St Francis Boxing Club, Limerick, returned to the ring in March, 2017 and recorded an eight-round unanimous points victory over Alabama’s KeAndrae Leatherwood at Madison Square Garden’s main arena.

The Limerick man has said that if it gets to June and he still hasn’t fought he will consider retirement, he spoke about the possible fight with Jacobs on Newstalk’s Off The Ball and said that he’d take the fight but isn’t going to chase it at this stage in his career.”

“I’ve been through this a million times. They know I want the fight, I’m still quite young in terms of middleweight boxers. If it comes it comes I’m not going to chase it.”


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