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Andy Lee reveals he only wants to fight for another year

The Limerick fighter is on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin’s next bout on 18 March.

Andy Lee says he will fight on for another year or so.
Andy Lee says he will fight on for another year or so.
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ANDY LEE HAS revealed that he only intends to fight for another 12-16 months but he still hopes his next bout will put him back in the conversation for a middleweight world title fight.

Lee will take on KeAndre Leatherwood on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin’s fight with Daniel Jacobs in Madison Square Garden on 18 March.

The bout will mark his first return to the ring since December 2015 when he lost his WBO middleweight title to Billy Joe Saunders.

However, the Limerick fight hopes a win over the American next month will move him closer to one last title fight.

“This is the first step. I’ll get active again, I’ll move myself up in the rankings,” he told Newstalk’s Off The Ball last night.

“KeAndrae Leatherwood is a good fighter, a serious opponent. I know I’m in for a hard fight. But this fight will get me active again and then push on and put myself back in the frame for fighting those guys.

“I want the big fights and I’m ready to fight the winner of the main event in the next fight or the fight after that,” he said.

The 32-year old also revealed he spent most of his time out of the ring relaxing with friends and family and he believes it has put him in a good place to fight for another year or so.

“To be brutally honest, I only want to fight for another year, maybe 16 months. I can’t see myself going too far beyond that.”

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