Andy Lee, part of the coaching team for Tyson Fury, has has his say on when he expects his man to take on Usyk fin an undisputed fight all fans are calling for.
Lee is Fury’s second cousin, and fight negotiations continue to drag on, the Irishman has gone on the record admitting he “can’t see it happening any time soon”.
As a fighter, Lee won the WBO Middleweight world title in 2014, becoming the first Irishman to win world honours on American soil since 1934, as he stopped champion, Matt Korobov. After a draw with Peter Quillin, Lee lost his title, being on the wrong side of a majority decision against Bily Joe Saunders after holding the belt for a year.
Lee retired in 2017, but stayed in the game as a trainer, becoming assistant coach to SugarHill Steward, who had just been appointed as Fury’s head trainer.
In an interview with All Out Fighting, Lee explained that he hasn’t seen too much of Tyson of late, but he believes that the proposed undisputed fight is “too good to be true”.
“I haven’t seen a lot of him recently, we were together all the time for the Joseph Parker’s fight [against Jack Massey], so we’ve trained before and after Christmas.
I have no update on the fight, because I haven’t spoken to him, I think it’s on then it’s off, then it’s on, then it’s off, so I don’t know. I don’t see it being done anytime soon, it seems too good to be true really.”
Despite Lee’s concern, Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, has given a positive update, with him believing that they are very close to a deal.