Andy Lee at 33 years of age has decided to hang up the gloves after a stellar professional career that saw him reached the top and become middleweight champion of the world.

A standout amateur, Lee made the transition to the pro ranks well and shared the ring with the likes of Chavez Jr, Billy Joe Saunders and Peter ‘Kid Chcoloate’ Quillin during his tenure as a professional fighter.

Here is some of the early reaction so far from around the boxing world so far: