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Done deal: Chavez-Andy Lee fight confirmed

A date for the match has yet to be announced, though June 16 has been earmarked according to reports.

Lee has confirmed that the fight will happen.
Lee has confirmed that the fight will happen.

A MUCH-ANTICIPATED fight between Irish boxer Andy Lee and WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has been confirmed.

A tweet sent out by boxing promoter Lou DiBella indicated a deal had been arranged for the two fighters to meet. It read:

“Chavez-Lee done deal. Contracts being worked on 4 Martinez vs winner. Boxing & the fans win. JR in trouble in TX.”

Meanwhile, Lee subsequently confirmed this news, tweeting:

“That’s right y’all it’s on and poppin’ Thanks for all the messages of support, really appreciate it.”

Though a date for the fight has yet to be confirmed, previous reports indicated that June 16 had been provisionally earmarked for the event.

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