Confirmed Lee v Saunders postponed and won’t take place in Ireland

The Thomond Showdown has been pulled. Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders will now fight in England in October.

Rumours were rife the WBO middleweight World title fight and the big September 19 card was set to fall through over the last 24 hours and both Lee’s promoter Lou DiBella and Saunder’s promoter Frank Warren have confirmed the rumour mill was churning out truth.

New York based Promoter DiBella revealed Lee has been suffering with a virus and the date had to be pushed back.


“I got a call from Adam Booth who told me Andy has been battling a virus on and off for the last couple of weeks, and they are moving the fight back to October 10th.”

While Warren was on Newstalk’s Off The Ball this evening and confirmed the same.


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