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:
@AndyLeeBoxing happy Retirement pal a true worrier and hounered to have shared a ring with you 🔥 stay blessed
— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) February 21, 2018
One of Ireland’s greatest ever boxers amateur and professional @AndyLeeBoxing enjoy your retirement 🥊🇮🇪
— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley) February 20, 2018
Never met or crossed passed w/ you @AndyLeeBoxing , but I have the utmost respect for you, & that right hook. Enjoy life after boxing, champ.
— 🐍 Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) February 20, 2018
Happy retirement to the gentleman of boxing @AndyLeeBoxing ☘
Its been an absolute pleasure training and learning alongside this man for years!
Enjoy the life you’ve created for you and your family x pic.twitter.com/Xz4lt3x6AH
— Ryan Burnett (@ryanburnett01) February 20, 2018
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) February 20, 2018
Wishing you all the best in your retirement @AndyLeeBoxing 👊🏾
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) February 21, 2018
#The Quiet Man with the right hook from hell” Mr Andy Lee. Rest well my good friend, you reached the top of your mountain. Time to enjoy what is important in life.
— Kenneth Egan OLY (@kenegan30) February 20, 2018
Health and happiness in retirement @AndyLeeBoxing I still remember watching your fight in the Athens Olympic Games with Alfredo Angulo through a neighbours window cheering on every score with my mates!
— Jamie Conlan (@JamieConlan11) February 21, 2018