News | Dec 15 2015

Andy Lee confident he can stop Billy Joe Saunders with one punch

Andy Lee puts faith in his power ahead of his clash with Saunders
Andy Lee
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ANDY LEE feels he has the power to end his WBO world middleweight title defence against Billy Joe Saunders with just one punch.

The Limerick southpaw faces Saunders at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night in a fight that has experts split down the middle.

With several of his recent wins occurring through come-from-behind knockout blows, Lee is confident he can nullify Saunders’ skill.

I have a punch that can end a fight, lights out in any given second,” he said.

“I won’t rely on the punch, I will look to dominate from the start with educated pressure. I’m feeling very dangerous at the moment.”

Much has been made about the traveler roots of either man, though Lee is underplaying that side of the fight.

He also believes Saunders’ unblemished CV will work against the Hatfield star.

“Saunders’ unbeaten record is a disadvantage, he’s always been in fights he’s expected to win and has been well managed by Warren,” he continued.

“I’ve never lost a fight on points and I never will on points, if I’m down on the cards I will go out swinging in the last round.

“Saunders being a fellow traveler does add another layer, but at the end the day it’s about how good you are and he’s not good enough to beat me.”

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