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    Andy Lee & Joe Saunders Official Weights

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    ANDY LEE & BILLY JOE SAUNDERS OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

    FOR WBO MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT THIS SATURDAY LIVE ON SHO EXTREME® FROM MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

    SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® Lee vs. Saunders

    Airs Live at 5 p.m. ET/PT on SHO EXTREME; Encore Presentation at 9 p.m. ET/PT

    Photo Credit: Frank Warren

    WBO MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    Andy Lee – 159 ¾ Pounds

    Billy Joe Saunders – 160 Pounds

    Ireland’s Lee (34-2-1, 24 KOs) will make the first defense of his 160-pound title against England’s Saunders (22-0, 12 KOs),the WBO’s No. 1 middleweight contender, this Saturday, Dec. 19, live on SHO EXTREME (5 p.m. ET/PT) from Manchester Arena.

    The SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL offering of the BoxNation telecast will feature analysis from SHOWTIME®boxing experts Brian Custer, Al Bernstein, Paulie Malignaggi and guest analyst and WBA Middleweight World ChampionDaniel Jacobs. An encore presentation of the bout will air on SHO EXTREME later that evening at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

    ANDY LEE:

    “This is it – fight time tomorrow night. All the training is done, my weight is perfect and I’m ready for Billy Joe Saunders.

    “I’ve won this world title and I’m not letting it go. Saunders will put up a good fight, but this belt is staying with me.”

    BILLY JOE SAUNDERS

    “All the talking is done. We’ve talked and talked for as long as I can remember, now we just need to let our fists do the talking.

    “Just a few more hours now until there’s a new WBO World Middleweight Champion of the World from Hatfield, England.”

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    Re: Andy Lee & Joe Saunders Official Weights

    I am really looking forward to this scrap. I see Billy outclassing Andy 8-4 or 9-3. Interesting style matchup. A counter puncher vs a classy boxer.

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    Re: Andy Lee & Joe Saunders Official Weights

    I am very much looking forard to this fight. Not sure on this one, I like Saunders but I think Lee has put in some hard work to win and keep that title.

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    Re: Andy Lee & Joe Saunders Official Weights

    I like Lee. He disappointed me with the Quillin fight. By all accounts ,Lee should have over come the limited over weight Quillin.

    I see Billy moving well, going in and out and not letting Lee get set. Lee will try, but BJ will rack up the points and some flashy combos along the way. If BJ gets too comfortable in there ,like he did against Eubank, he might get caught.

    I think he knows it too and will be on point. I think it will be a good scrap with strategy , both guys will be proud and will shake hands after.

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    Re: Andy Lee & Joe Saunders Official Weights

    Quote Originally Posted by deepwater2 View Post
    I am really looking forward to this scrap. I see Billy outclassing Andy 8-4 or 9-3. Interesting style matchup. A counter puncher vs a classy boxer.
    Good call. You were spot on. Holla!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radam G View Post
    Good call. You were spot on. Holla!
    Thanks man. This matchup was crystal clear to me.

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    Re: Andy Lee & Joe Saunders Official Weights

    Yes Kudos. Saunders looked sharp in round 3, but overall I'm not sure he was aggressive enough to earn that wide a decision.

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    Re: Andy Lee & Joe Saunders Official Weights

    Quote Originally Posted by miguel1 View Post
    Yes Kudos. Saunders looked sharp in round 3, but overall I'm not sure he was aggressive enough to earn that wide a decision.
    Saunders was on fire but after the knockdowns his corner told him to box smart and stay boxing.

    I think that was a bad move, of course Lee is dangerous when hurt, but he was very hurt and if pressured he would have been stopped.

    I think Saunders was too confident and knew Lee couldn't touch him so he coasted. I was upset he coasted but he did enough to win comfortable in my eyes.

    Hopefully he doesn't take his foot of the gas again, like he did against Eubank and Now ,Lee.

    The one good thing I can say about the traveling men, Saunders and Fury, they can box to orders and keep their cool in there.

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