The WBO World Middleweight Title fight between Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders has been picked up across the pond by our friends at Showtime Sports.

Defending Champion Lee is no hidden quantity to the US fans having boxed on those shores numerous times against the likes of Peter Quillin, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Matt Korobov, when he picked up the vacant World Title in spectacular fashion back in December last year.

Victory for either man would put them in prime position for huge potential Middleweight unification fights for 2016 against the likes of Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

Andy Lee v Billy Joe Saunders

It's a genuine 50/50 fight with pundits and fans alike struggling to pick a winner, can Andy retain on his first World Title defence or will Billy Joe remain undefeated and take another impressive scalp? All will be revealed shortly!

The fight ends BoxNation's run of four Middleweight World Title fights in quick succession in what is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing divisions on the World stage.

December 19's huge bill at the Manchester Arena features additional World Title action when Liam Smith makes the first defence of his WBO Super-Welterweight crown against Jimmy Kelly.

Also on the show, Olympian Vijender Singh makes his third professional fight, former World Champion Paul Butler will be looking to finish 2015 with a bang to set up big fights for next year, high-flying Boxing Writers ‘Young Fight of the Year’ Mitchell Smith plus more!