Spike O'Sullivan's coach explains why Andy Lee should consider moving up a weight division

Paschal Collins speaks to Off The Ball about Lee's defeat to Saunders

Andy Lee, Billy Joe Saunders

Billy Joe Saunders celebrates winning the WBO World Middleweight title against Andy Lee (right) at Manchester Arena (Picture by: Richard Sellers / PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Paschal Collins believes Andy Lee should take some time out and then make a move into the super middleweight ranks where he could enjoy success.

The Limerick boxer lost his WBO Middleweight belt to Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday night, and although a re-match could still be on the cards, Spike O'Sullivan's coach thinks other options should be considered. 

"In my view, and I've said it before about Andy Lee, I believe he's getting a little bit older, his metabolism is slowing down. I think Andy Lee should take time out, move up to super middleweight," he said.

"If the re-match doesn't happen, I would actually, if I were him, move up a weight and it'll take less out of him when he's trying to make weight for fights. The super middleweight division at the moment is wide open."