Degrees of Separation

Anthony Shuler, last seen blowing across a boxing ring in Duluth like a tumbleweed, has been handpicked for Andy Lee’s next opponent.

Shuler brought a 20-5-1 record into a bout with Andy Kolle back on June 18.  Kolle took his time getting to know Shuler, then shut him down with a TKO in the 3rd round.

Lee (18-1 with 13 kayos), as any avid boxing fan knows, is the young Irish project of the great Detroit-based trainer Emmanuel Steward.  Lee has won three straight since getting pummeled by the better-than-average Brian Vera 17 months ago.

It’s a small world out there, as evidenced by the insularity of the boxing community.  No doubt Lee’s handlers know who Andy Kolle is, because they know who everybody is.  In this business, everybody knows who everybody is.  Someday soon Kolle will find himself in the ring with a genuine contender again.  Keep your eyes peeled!

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