The boxing world paid tribute to one of its good guys yesterday when he made the decision to hang up the gloves as a pro boxer.

It was a career that had it all.

Ups and downs, travel, big fights and ultimately, a world title.

But perhaps outside of his exciting fight-style and stellar achievements, Lee will perhaps be remembered best as a good man.

In a business as unforgiving and brutal as boxing, they don’t come along too often.

Indeed, seight former and current fighters of note all paid homage to his character and achievements in the sport: