Limerick’s Andy Lee (28-1, 20 Ko’s) had little trouble in defeating Carlos ‘ Saul’ Duran, the 39 years old Mexican middleweight when the two met in Novi, Michigan at the weekend.
It was an embarrassingly one sided contest with Lee in total control from start to finish. The bout ended some 54 seconds into round two with Lee having already had his opponent on the canvas in round one.
Lee headlined the bill on the return of Emanuel Steward’s “Kronk Fight Night” to the region but Lee ranked 2 by the WBO and by the WBA will have gained little from this fight.
The former Irish Olympian Kronk Gym admitted that he was disappointed the fight didn’t go on longer.
“They should have let the fight go longer,” Lee told reporters.
“Let him get knocked out. A lot of people came to watch this fight. I would have liked more of a contest. But he took the fight at short notice, so I kind of understand.”
Before the fight ,the Castleconnell man had said he viewed the bout as a ‘stay busy fight’ as he waits for his opportunity to challenge for a world title later this year.
The event took place 6 years to the day when the Irishman first made his pro debut at the famous Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on March 10, 2006.