Irish middleweight star Andy Lee, (31-2, 22 KOs) is targeting a showdown with fellow Irishman Matthew Macklin (30-5, 20 KOs) in 2014.

Lee, presently ranked WBC #7, WBA #12 and WBO #14 believes that an all Irish barnstormer with Macklin is what boxing fans want to see. “Matthew and I have both fought recently, we’re both from Ireland, we’re both middleweights, we’re similarly rated, we’re both in a similar position in our careers.

So let’s give the boxing public the fight they crave for and let the best man win. This is a massive fight in Ireland, Boston, Chicago or New York and will pack any venue. I am ready for the fight, we both have the same promoter, Lou DiBella therefore the fight can easily be put together.”