Middleweight Andy Lee (22-1, 16kos) knocked out James Cook (11-4-1, 8kos) in the fifth round of their fight at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma on Friday night.
The 26-year-old Irishman had a comfortable evening against his completely outclassed opponent.
It was Lee’s bodywork that did the damage and a hard left hook to the body in the fifth round brought a premature end to proceedings.
Lee was the non-televised undercard of ESPN2’s Friday night Fights series, but the network did show brief highlights of the bout during the broadcast.
Lee is set to join trainer/manager Steward and Wladimir Klitschko at the heavyweight champion’s training camp in Austria, though there is an outside chance he will remain stateside if a possible fight in Chicago goes ahead.
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