The fight between Andy Lee & Billy Joe Saunders is set for September 19th at Thomond Park Stadium in Limerick, Ireland. The bout is for the for the WBO Middleweight title scheduled for twelve rounds.
Saunders, rated No. 8 by THE RING at 160 pounds, is the No. 1 contender for the WBO middleweight title Lee holds. Saunders is coming off a split decision win over previously unbeaten Chris Eubank Jr.
Lee will be making the first defense of his title. He fought to a draw with mandatory challenger Peter Quillin in April, but that bout was changed to a non-title match after Quillin failed to make weight.