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Pic: Andy Lee looks in great nick for big title fight in New York

BoxingBy Sean Nolan
Andy Lee with his precious WBO belt
Andy Lee with his precious WBO belt

The biggest fight of the year in Irish boxing, Andy Lee's first title defence against Peter Quilan in Brooklyn tomorrow night, should be a cracker.

The Limerick boxer faces a dangerous, and unbeaten opponent who goes by the nickname Kid Chocolate.

Both men weighed in for the bout this evening and there was drama as the challenger weighed in almost two pounds over the 160lb limit.

Lee weighed in at 159.6 but Quillin still has two hours to make weight.

The fight, which is on BoxNation in the early hours of Sunday morning, is Lee's first defence of the belt he won in sensational style by beating Matt Korobov in December last year.

For our full preview of the fight, just click here.