Irish boxing promoter Brian Peters has put the offer on the table for Andy Lee and John Duddy to face-off in a prestigious boxing event at the University of Limerick Sports Arena on November 28 to be aired on RTE.
Peters has promoted both middleweight Irish boxers in the past. The promoter said: “I see the deal for this fight as a 50/50 one because to me the status of both men is on a par - but to make it that bit more attractive to them I'm prepared to offer a €35,000 bonus to the winner.
“Dangling the carrot of a bonus of this nature should certainly make the fight more interesting to both parties. Although there is a lot of serious talking still to be done.”
Lee, who scored the 19th win of his career on Saturday against Anthony Shuler in Indiana, is game to fight Irish superstar boxer Duddy.
“I'm up for the fight with John Duddy, this is a fight the public have been speculating about for some considerable time and I believe it will be a memorable occasion with plenty of edge and drama,” he said.
Limerick native Lee is ranked third in the European Boxing Association and 14th in the World Boxing Association ratings, showing off his advanced technical boxing ability around Germany, Ireland and the U.S.
Derry boxer John Duddy is scheduled to make his return to the ring at Madison Square Garden in New York in October.