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George Groves Leads The Hugely Positive Reaction To Andy Lee's Sky Sports Commentary

George Groves Leads The Hugely Positive Reaction To Andy Lee's Sky Sports Commentary
By Mikey Traynor Updated

As Belfast's Ryan Burnett became unified bantamweight champion of the world and added the WBA title to his IBF belt by defeating Zhanat Zhakiyanov in Belfast on Saturday night, Andy Lee appears to have earned as many fans as any of the boxers on the card with his performance on commentary duties for Sky Sports.

Those who have heard Lee in one of his regular boxing spots for Off The Ball in recent times will know all about his ability to offer an engaging view on the sport he knows so well, but he was exposed to a new audience on Saturday night and the reaction on social media has been overwhelmingly positive.

In fact, Anthony Fowler - who claimed a win on points over Laszlo Fazekas earlier in the night - was so impressed with Lee's analysis having watched the fight back that he took time out to thank him and tell him that he will be taking his advice on board.

That is really nice to see, and also a rare thing for an athlete in any sport to personally praise someone for their work in analysing their performance.

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But Fowler wasn't the only one impressed.

Fighters and fans alike Tweeted their endorsement for the views of Lee at ringside, with George Groves also taking time to let Lee know that his work was appreciated.

That is fantatsic to see, and not only because we're sick to death about Carl Froch talking about his fight in Wembley.

UPDATE: Tony Bellew is also a big fan:

A positive response from the fighters will surely see more people take not of Lee, who had given a spot-on opinion regarding the failings of Sky Sports as recently as March of this year.

SEE ALSO: Andy Lee Nails Why Sky's Boxing Coverage Is Routinely Awful

Fair play to Andy Lee, hopefully gets the nod and we see more of him when Anthony Joshua takes on Carlos Takam this coming weekend.

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