Andy Lee & Jay Carrigan-McFarlane Featured
On Golovkin vs. Jacobs Non-Televised Undercard
Former Middleweight World Champion “IRISH” ANDY LEE,
(34-3-1, 24 KO’s) will celebrate St. Patrick Day with his
triumphant return to The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square
Garden on Saturday, March 18 featured on the undercard of
the World Middleweight Championship between Unified
Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (36-0-0,
33 KO’s) and WBA Middleweight World Champion and Mandatory
Challenger DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS, (32-1, 29 KO’s).
Lee will face battle tested veteran KEANDRE LEATHERWOOD,
(19-3-1, 12 KO’s) in a special attraction eight round
Also added to the star-studded lineup is 18-year-old
sensation, Scottish Heavyweight Prospect JAY “KIDD DYNAMITE”
CARRIGAN-MCFARLANE, (2-0, 2KO’s) of Glasgow, Scotland in a
scheduled four round bout against an opponent to be
“We’re very excited to welcome Andy Lee back to Madison
Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend on this
entertaining card. Additionally, Jay Carrigan-McFarlane is a
young, exciting and charismatic heavyweight and we look
forward to his United States debut at The Mecca of Boxing,”
said TOM LOEFFLER, Managing Director of K2 Promotions.
"I'm very pleased to be making my return on such a big
event, thank you to K2 Promotions, Lou DiBella and Adam
Booth for this opportunity," said Lee. "After taking a year
out, I'm back, I feel refreshed and hungrier than ever. My
goal is to eventually challenge the winner of ‘GGG’ and
Jacobs. March 18 will be the first step on that journey. I’m
also very happy to be fighting in Madison Square Garden
again, the scene of some of my greatest victories. I'm sure
the Irish boxing fans will turn out and I look forward to
putting on a world class performance."
Said Carrigan-McFarlane, "I am humbled and honored to be
part of such an exciting and important event at The Mecca of
Boxing. Fighting in Madison Square Garden is something I
have dreamed about, getting to fight in an arena where so
many of my boxing idols have fought before me, it will be a
special night and a memory which will stay with me for the
rest of my life.”
Former WBO Middleweight World Champion Lee had one of his
career best victories at Madison Square Garden scoring a
highlight reel knockout of John Jackson in the fifth round
June 7, 2014.
Lee followed that up with a stunning sixth round stoppage of
top rated contender Matt Korobov on December 13, 20 14
before battling to a 12-round draw with then undefeated
Peter Quillin on April 11, 2015.
In his last start, Lee lost his title in a majority decision
loss to Billy Jo Saunders on December 19, 2015.
Lee has also defeated veterans Carl Daniels and Dennis
Sharpe at Madison Square Garden over the course of his
illustrious 11-year career.
The heavy-handed Carrigan-McFarlane has thrilled crowds in
his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland, kicking off his career
with two crushing knockouts.
Making his pro debut on December 18, 2016, Carrigan-McFarlane
stopped Zheko Zhekov in the third round.
Following up on his highly anticipated pro debut, Carrigan-McFarlane
knocked out Tomas Vaicickas on January 20, 2017 in the first
stanza cementing his plans to make his United States debut
on March 18 at Madison Square Garden.