Andy Lee named among top 10 pound for pound punchers in boxing 6 years ago

Andy Lee named among top 10 pound for pound punchers in boxing

HBO have named Andy Lee among the ten best pound for pound punchers in boxing.

The American cable company have ranked the Irish fighter, who is set to defend his WBO middleweight belt against Billy Joe Saunders at Thomond Park in September, in 10th position in a list packed full of hard hitters.

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On the HBO Boxing Podcast, Eric Raskin said: "For pure one-shot power, Andy Lee earns a spot on this list. His punch is so big it makes up for many of his shortcomings and has bailed him out quite a few times."

While his colleague Keith Mulvaney said: "This is a professional prizefighter with an unbelievable southpaw right-hook."

31 year old Lee has a record of 34 wins in 37 fights, 24 by KO, and has scored two huge KO's over the past year.

The Limerick native impressively stopped Julian Jackson in June 2014, before knocking out undefeated Matt Korabov last December in New York, to win the world title, after connecting with 18 unanswered punches.

We're not surprised Lee makes the list, but we're a bit surprised KO machine Gennady Golovkin hasn't made top spot.

10. Andy Lee (Middleweight, Ireland)
9. Takashi Uchiyama (Super Featherweight Japan)
8. Artur Beterbiyev (Light Heavyweight, Russia)
7. Marcos Maidana (Welterweight, Argentina)
6. Adonis Stevenson (Light Heavyweight, Canada)
5. David Lemieux (Middleweight, Canada)
4. Wladimir Klitschko (Heavyweight, Ukraine)
3. Sergey Kovalev (Light Heavyweight, Russia)
2. Gennady Golovkin (Middleweight, Kazakhstan)
1. Román González (Flyweight, Nicaragua)

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H/T The Irish Post.