Middleweight Andy Lee will make his comeback in Belfast on February 9

Last Updated: 22/12/12 6:15pm

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Andy Lee: Remains in the title mix

Andy Lee: Remains in the title mix

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Former world title challenger Andy Lee will return to action on Sky Sports at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on February 9.

Lee, who has relocated from Detroit to train under Adam Booth, will be having his first fight since losing to then-WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June.

The London-born 28-year-old, who will take on Anthony Fitzgerald on the Carl Frampton vs Kiko Martinez undercard, has spent much of his career in the United States under close friend and mentor Emanuel Steward.

Lee lived with the late Steward until his untimely recent death but had already decided to make a new start this side of the pond in a bid to revive his career.

"I was in America for a long time," he said. "I fought for a world title but it didn't work out so I felt I needed a fresh start and for me to come back here and train with Adam has been a fresh start.

"If I had stayed over there I would have stayed in the same place physically and metaphorically in my career as well.

"To get back to world title fights I have to win fights, it is as simple as that. We need one or two fights and then maybe fight one of the best lads from the British scene and that will put me right back in the mix and in touch of a title."

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