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Andy Lee returns on Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs undercard

Lee will have been out of the ring for almost exactly fifteen months.

After missing all of 2016 with recurring injuries, former WBO Middleweight Champion Andy Lee is set to make his comeback, taking on victim journeyman KeAndrae Leatherwood on March 18th’s Golovkin-Jacobs undercard.

The fight will take place on HBO prior to the actual pay-per-view.

A veteran whose right hook has gotten him out of multiple scrapes, Lee (34-3-1, 24 KO) won six straight after a 2012 loss to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., culminating in a knockout of previously-unbeaten Matt Korobov for the aforementioned title. He rallied from an early knockdown to take Peter Quillin to a draw his next time out, then lost a snoozer to Billy Joe Saunders two Decembers ago.

Leatherwood (19-3-1, 12 KO), whose name reminds me of a poorly-written materials commission, has faced John Jackson and Hugo Centeno Jr. as a pro. Jackson knocked him out, as did 16-19 Taronze Washington in 2015. Closer inspection reveals that sixteen of his victories have come over opponents with losing records.

The other three? 2-0, 1-0, and debuting.

So, yeah, the outcome isn’t in any significant doubt, but at least we get Lee back.

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