ANDY LEE ADDED TO NEXT WEEK'S BROADWAY BOXING SHOW
Press Release: Next Wednesday, May 15th, BB King Blues Club in New York City hosts the latest edition of Broadway Boxing. Moving into the main event slot will middleweight contender "Irish" Andy Lee (29-2, 20 KOs) taking on Daryl Cunningham (28-4, 11 KOs) in a ten-round middleweight contest. Already announced for the card are middleweight Lamar Russ (12-0, 7KO's), middleweight Delen Parsley (10-0, 3 KOs) and heavyweight or Hamer (19-2, 12KO's) in separate eight-round bouts. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577.
Lee's bout against Cunningham will be the former Irish Olympian second since losing to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last summer. Against Chavez, Lee was ahead on all three judges' scorecards before being stopped on his feet in the seventh frame.
After the defeat, Lee suffered another huge loss, when his longtime trainer and mentor Emanuel Steward passed away on October 25, 2012, after his short battle with diverticulitis and colon cancer. It was a hard few months for the 28-year-old Lee, but he has since regrouped, moving his camp to the U.K. to train under the watchful eye of Adam Booth. Lee got back into the winning column with a 10-round decision over Anthony Fitzgerald (13-3) on February 9th in Ireland, and now has his sites set on moving himself back into title contention, but he must first get by the durable Cunningham.
"I'm very much looking forward to this fight. Having lived in New York for two years, I know first hand what a great fight town it is. The New York fight fans are a very knowledgeable crowd and I intend on putting on a first class performance for them. I want to thank my promoter Lou DiBella for giving me this chance to showcase my skills as I look to rebuild myself into title contention"
A complete list of the card, including opponents for Russ, Parsley and Hamer will be announced tomorrow.