LEE WEIGHS IN A WINNER

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FROM STEVE BRENNER IN NEW YORK

ANDY LEE simply cannot lose.

The 30 year-old arrived in New York in the shape of his life and ready to mount a solid first defence of the title won so brilliantly in Las Vegas before Christmas.

And the Limerick warrior had a an unexpected spring in his step last night after Peter Quillin failed to make 160 pound weight forcing WBO officials to deem the bout a non-title fight.

Quillin, who had been  out for a year, initially hit the scales at 161.9 and even though a rapier fast session on the treadmill saw him register 160.6 , it was not enough.

It was a bitter blow for the American yet what a boost for Lee.

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