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Andy Lee Outlined What He Sees As The Difference Between Boxing And MMA

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee was on Second Captains on Tuesday promoting next month's title bout with Billy Joe Saunders at Thomond Park.

Eoin McDevitt enquired if Lee had gleamed anything from Conor McGregor's rise to success in MMA.


Lee said that he certainly has an appreciation for what McGregor has achieved and went as far as to describe the Dubliner as a "cultural phenomenon" but that he would not be adopting any of his trash-talking/truth-telling tactics.

The Limerick man also outlined what he sees as one of the main differences between his sport of boxing and MMA.

I’m a big fan of his. I’m not a big fan of the UFC but I’d watch his fights and that.

I think the UFC, it's more for the instant gratification kind of generation. The YouTube video watching generation. Where you’re in, you watch two guys fight they each other and it’s over quickly.

There's a quick pay-off, whereas with boxing it’s more of an investment and sometimes you don’t always get the pay-off. But you have to appreciate what you’re watching in terms of artistry and the history attached to boxing.

That's, I think, the difference between the two sports.

You can listen to Lee on Second Captains below from around the 31 minute mark.




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