Giovanni Lorenzo Wants Andy
Lee On March 17
Three-time world title challenger Giovanni “EL Chico Malo”
Lorenzo has read the reports of so-called contenders turning
down the opportunity to face Ireland’s middleweight
contender Andy Lee at Madison Square Garden on Saturday,
March 17th and is chomping at the bit to get in the ring
with that country’s favorite son on St. Patrick’s Day.
Said the appalled Lorenzo, “All these so-called contenders
not interested in fighting Andy Lee on St. Patrick’s Day in
New York City. They should look in the mirror. Martin
Murray, Darren Barker, Peter Quillin. Real fighters fight.
That’s what I’ve done my entire career, I’ve gone to Europe
three times to face world champions and they’re afraid to
come to New York City and fight at Madison Square Garden,
‘The Mecca of Boxing.’”
“I live in the Bronx and would be happy to fight in New York
City against Lee. I’m sure he’ll have a big crowd on St.
Patrick’s Day but I’ll also have a tremendous amount of
support from the Dominicans and boxing fans in the area.
Fans here have seen me fight, they know I’ll bring it right
to Lee from the opening bell.”
Continued Lorenzo, “I’m sure HBO is looking for a real fight
for their viewers, that’s what they get with Andy and I. I’m
very familiar with him, but he’s never been in a true
contender like me. Vera and McEwan aren’t in my league. If
Lee wants a real challenge, I’m more than happy to give it
to him. In face I’d love to knock out an Irishman on St.
“Madison Square Garden and HBO a great event on December
3rd. Put Andy Lee and I in the ring together on March 17th
and they’ll get more of the same. “
The 31-year old Lorenzo has compiled a record of 31-4-0 with
twenty-three knockouts over his ten-year professional
career. A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, he
has lived and trained in the New York City area since
Known for his colorful, fan friendly, all-action fights,
Lorenzo has faced the best fighters in Europe over the last
few years, Germany’s Felix Sturm and Sebastian Sylvester
along with France’s Hassan N’Dam N’JIkam.