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'Good Fighter, Better Person' - Boxing World Pays Tribute To Andy Lee On Retirement

'Good Fighter, Better Person' - Boxing World Pays Tribute To Andy Lee On Retirement
By PJ Browne

At the age of 33, Andy Lee announced his retirement from boxing on Tuesday evening.

On Newstalk's Off The Ball, Lee said he had achieved everything that he wanted to do in the sport. His boxing career had endured for 16 years. It saw him fight at the Olympics for Ireland and, most notably, become a world champion.

Lee turned pro in 2006. Eight years later, in victory against Matt Korobov, he became WBO middleweight champion.

Throughout his career, Lee was as equally lauded for being a gentleman as he was for the power of his right hand.

Fellow boxers, trainers and promoters have all paid tribute to the Limerick man.

Members of the media have also paid tribute to Lee.

See Also: Andy Lee's Iconic Boxing Career In Pictures

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