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Wladimir Klitschko Sends Touching Message To Andy Lee Following Retirement

Wladimir Klitschko has lauded former WBO middleweight titleholder Andy Lee as “an amazing champion and person” after the Irishman announced his retirement earlier in the week. Klitschko teamed up with the legendary Emanuel Steward a couple of fights after suffering the second stoppage defeat of his career, a devastating second-round TKO at the hands of Corrie Sanders in 2003. Though Klitschko …

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Twitter Was Awash With Tributes After Andy Lee Announced His Retirement On Monday

Twitter has been awash with tributes for Andy Lee after the popular boxer announced his retirement on Monday. Athens Olympian and former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee officially called time on his professional boxing career on Monday, telling Off the Ball’s Joe Molloy, “[Boxing] has defined my life, it has defined who I am but it’s the right time to call …

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Andy Lee Calls Time On His Decorated Career

Former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee has called time on a decorated career. The 2004 Olympian enjoyed a successful professional career, finishing with a 35-3-1 record. His finest moment came when he won the vacant WBO middleweight title in 2014, beating Matt Korobov by TKO. He lost the strap 12 months later to Billy Joe Saunders, after a majority decision. Lee …

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Former World Champion Andy Lee Calls Out Exciting Potential Opponent

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Former WBO world middleweight champion Andy Lee has not fought since last March. That unanimous decision win was indeed his first time in the ring since losing his belt to Billy Joe Saunders in December 2015. However, the Limerick brawler is still regarded as one of the most accomplished fighters in the middleweight division, and would be a handful for any …

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Andy Lee Expertly Sums Up Just What McGregor Is Up Against In Mayweather

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Andy Lee punches KeAndre Leatherwood during their middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Andy Lee has honed his craft over the years to earn a reputation as one of the most talented boxers ever to emerge from Ireland.  Having made his way through the amateur ranks, the 32-year-old had his professional debut, a unanimous decision win, in 2006 against American Anthony Cannon. Since then he has had 38 more fights, which have brought about honours …

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Andy Lee To Face KeAndrae Leatherwood On Golovkin-Jacobs Undercard

Last week, trainer Adam Booth revealed that his middleweight charge Andy Lee will return to action on March 18th at Madison Square Garden in New York as part of the Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs undercard. On Tuesday, K2 Promotions made the Irish veteran’s return official, announcing that Lee will face KeAndrae Leatherwood on the show(via ESPN). It will be …

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Adam Booth Confirms That Andy Lee Will Return On March Card At MSG

Andy Lee hasn’t fought since December of 2015, when he dropped a majority decision and his 160-pound alphabet title to Billy Joe Saunders in Manchester, but the former Olympian will make his long-awaited return to action on St. Patrick’s weekend in New York. During a recent interview with iFL TV’s Kugan Cassius, Lee’s trainer Adam Booth confirmed that the Limerick …

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“I’ve Been Choked Longer Down The Pub” – Top Boxer Criticizes Conor McGregor’s UFC 196 Tap

Conor McGregor’s loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 hasn’t just been the talk of the MMA community since March 5th, but of the combat sports world as a whole. In the aftermath of McGregor’s second round submission to the Stockton native, he has received both criticism and support from all angles. Including from members of the boxing fraternity. While …

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The Twelve Champs Of Christmas

Professional boxing has helped put the ‘Great’ back in Britain in 2015, giving us fans no less than a dozen reigning World Champions to celebrate. What a year for British and Northern Irish boxing. And how better to celebrate our record haul of championship belts at this time of year than with a carol? You know the original Twelve Days …

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Andy Lee Has Chance To Box His Way Out Of The Shadows

This weekend against the backdrop of Conor McGregor mania, another Irish fighter faces into a massive world title bout albeit following a much more muted build up than last week’s UFC main event in Las Vegas. Andy Lee, unlike McGregor, is a boxer. Andy Lee, like McGregor, is a world champion. That is about the only similarity between two of …

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Andy Lee: I Punch As Hard, If Not Harder Than Gennady Golovkin

Andy Lee’s WBO middleweight title defence against Billy Joe Saunders is not far away, well hopefully, but the Limerick man already has his eye on a possible unification bout with Gennady Golovkin. There has been some talk about a fight between the two as of late. Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, suggested back in August that Gennady could face the winner …

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New Date Set For Andy Lee Vs Billy Joe Saunders

Andy Lee’s WBO title defence against Billy Joe Saunders, which has already been postponed on two separate occasions, finally has a new date. The mouth-watering middleweight melee, that has a times seemed doomed, is set to take place in the Manchester Arena on December 19th. So it's on!@AndyLeeBoxing v @bjsaunders_ will finally face off on 19th December at Manchester Arena. …

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