It really can't be underestimated how incredible Andy Lee's victory over Matt Korobov was in the early hours of this morning. Many thought Lee may have been setting himself up for a fall against the undefeated Russian. Previous champion Peter Quillin chose to vacate the belt rather than face him and yet up steps Andy Lee with that thunderous right hook to take out Korobov and become WBO Middleweight champion. If it's anything extra Andy, you have made a country very proud this morning
Andy Lee the first Irishman to win a world title bout in USA since Jim McLarnin in 1934. Take a bow.
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) December 14, 2014
What happens in Vegas...Gets taken back to Ireland. Andy Lee... WBO WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION! My proudest moment! pic.twitter.com/dSWKLl9BKg — Adam Booth (@boxingbooth) December 14, 2014
Andy Lee now has his pick of fights. Two KO's in a row on HBO. Hopefully his next bout is in Ireland. But he could be set up for life in USA
— Kevin Byrne (@KevooByrne) December 14, 2014
The champ is here! @AndyLeeBoxing I am over the moon for you. What a man. #AlreadyALegend #AndyLee #worldchampion http://t.co/RZrPnassBo — Jarlath Regan (@Jarlath) December 14, 2014
And just like that, Andy Lee stops Korobov in the 6th round with a huge right hand and follow-up onslaught! He wins a world title for Manny!
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) December 14, 2014
Just watched the Andy Lee vs Korobov fight. Somewhere up in the sky, you know Emanuel Steward was smiling. — Djulian Unshaved (@JulianUrVeggies) December 14, 2014
Hilarious addendum to tonight: Quillin dumped his belt rather than fight Korobov, who Andy Lee just chinned.
— Alex Morris (@KTCboxing) December 14, 2014
3 words can describe tonights fights....Andy Fucking Lee! #AndTheNew #AndyLee #Boxing — Boxing Revolution (@officialboxrev) December 14, 2014
Andy Lee is still trending worldwide an hour plus after his win #Kronk
— Weed (@Wiat_LFC) December 14, 2014
Here now @SkySportsBoxing get the people in charge of the yellow bar at SSN told that Andy Lee became world middleweight champion tonight.
— Shaun Brown (@shaun_brown) December 14, 2014
One more watch of #AndyLee and that peach of a right hand to finish #KorobovLee and I'll go to bed happy!!
— BOXING IRELAND (@LoveIrishBoxing) December 14, 2014
@nesgto Definitely, performances like that are what boxing is all about, respect to Andy Lee World Champ!
— Dokta Venom (@doktavenom) December 14, 2014
Andy Lee comeback fighter of the year? #boxing
— Ismael AbduSalaam (@Ismael_BBM_NYK) December 14, 2014
Can Andy Lee win comeback fighter of the year?
— Ryan Bivins (@RyanBivins) December 14, 2014