News | Oct 22 2015

Andy Lee wants Gennady Golovkin after Billy Joe Saunders

The rescheduled Lee-Saunders world title clash could lead to big things, writes Matt Christie
Andy Lee-Billy Joe Saunders
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TALK quickly turned to Gennady Golovkin at the latest press conference to promote the twice-postponed WBO middleweight showdown between Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders. The fearsome Kazakh obliterated David Lemieux at the weekend to unify two of the titles, leaving Lee’s one of the two major belts missing from his collection.

The Irishman would welcome a shot at Golovkin should he beat Saunders on December 19 at the Manchester Arena.

“Yes certainly,” said Lee. “If I come through against Billy Joe that’s the fight I want. No one else can pose the questions of Golovkin that I could. I can hit as hard as him and people freeze when they fight him, they’re scared, and the fear of being hit is worse than actually being hit.”