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Andy Lee to fight on Haye-Fury undercard on September 28th

Andy Lee David Haye Tyson FuryBy Scott Gilfoid: #8 WBA, #8 WBC middleweight contender Andy Lee (30-2, 21 KO’s) will be fighting against an opponent still to be determined on the September 28th David Haye vs. Tyson Fury fight card at the Manchester Arena, according to Fightnews.

Lee, 29, is still trying to develop his career after getting destroyed by former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a 7th round TKO loss last year in June. Lee was trained by legendary trainer Emanuel Steward for that fight, but he couldn’t or wouldn’t follow Steward’s advice for him to move more, stay off the ropes and use his boxing skills.

Lee tried to slug it out with the much bigger Chavez Jr., and eventually that cost him the fight when Chavez Jr. cornered him against the ropes and bludgeoned him with huge shots until the referee Lawrence Cole had to step in and halt the fight due to the slender, 6’2” Lee being out on his feet.

In his fight after that against Anthony Fitzgerald last February, Lee showed no signed of improvement as he had to struggle to beat the light hitting Fitzgerald. This should have been an easy fight for Lee, but instead it turned out to be a really tough bout to where he barely looked better than Fitzgerald.

At this point it’s hard to see what Lee can do with his career other than hang around, and get title shots every now and then in losing efforts. He doesn’t seem to have the legs, stamina, chin or the power needed to compete against the best in the division. And Lee can’t move down in weight because he already looks painfully thin at 160 as it is, and he doesn’t have the frame big enough to fight at 168 or 175. He’s stuck at 160, and is going to likely continue to have problems when he steps it up from time to time.

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