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Andy Lee: 'I will stop Billy Joe Saunders in five rounds'

WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee predicts that he will stop Billy Joe Saunders inside five rounds when they meet in Ireland in September.

Andy Lee has insisted that he will prove he is the better fighter when he defends his WBO middleweight title against Billy Joe Saunders.

The Irishman will defend his world title against his mandatory challenger on home soil on September 19, and he believes that he has the power to inflict a first professional defeat on the former Olympian.

The 31-year-old told Boxing News: "Everything he can do, I can do to a better standard and I also have the power. He might win one or two early rounds but by the fourth or fifth, I'll find the punch to end the fight."

Lee won the belt with a sixth-round stoppage of Matt Korobov in December, before he fought to a draw with Peter Quillin in New York earlier this year.

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Andy Lee (L) and Matt Korobov battle during their fight for a vacant WBO middleweight title at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on December 13, 2014
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