Andy Lee retires aged 33 after ex-world middleweight champion over ‘lack of fight choices’

ANDY LEE – the previous WBO middleweight champion of the world – has retired aged simply 33.

The Irishman, who misplaced his crown to Billy Joe Saunders in an excellent 2015 battle – has hung up his gloves resulting from a scarcity of massive-fight choices and a dedication to fatherhood.

 Andy Lee had a brillianty boxing career and retires a hero

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Andy Lee had a brillianty boxing profession and retires a hero

After a powerful newbie profession, Lee took the courageous choice to signal with boxing legend Manny Steward and made his identify in America.

The heavy-handed southpaw was stopped by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in his first world title shot in 2012 however earned one other crack at gold two years later.

In a Las Vegas battle with Matt Korobov, Lee produced a devastating efficiency to win within the sixth spherical.

Lee stated: “I've truly achieved every part I needed to within the recreation.

 Irish Andy Lee was a world champion and an Olympian

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Irish Andy Lee was a world champion and an Olympian
 The Andy Lee fight with Billy Joe Saunders was a classic

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The Andy Lee fight with Billy Joe Saunders was a basic
 Andy Lee is retiring with all his faculties and dreams achieved

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Andy Lee is retiring with all his schools and goals achieved

"I've had a tremendous profession and a tremendous life by means of boxing. It's outlined my life.

"I stored myself out there to see what my choices have been however none of the fights or none of the gives have been large enough to get me to return.

“I’ve obligations now to my spouse and daughter and to be away from them for a fight it might take so much now.

"I’ve seen higher boxers than me keep on too lengthy so it’s good to be going out on my phrases.

"I informed my spouse, at the start, however till today I by no means actually how pleased she was as a result of she perhaps didn’t consider it. She is relieved."

 Andy Lee will go down as an Irish boxing legend

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Andy Lee will go down as an Irish boxing legend

Lee retired after 35 wins, three losses and one draw – with a superb popularity and a promising future in punditry.

Tributes poured in for the down-to-earth star, Irish heavyweight Martin Rogan stated: “Nice occasions watching you do your factor.

"I want you all success in your future adventures bud.

And Saunders stated: “Glad Retirement pal a real worrier and honoured to have shared a hoop with you, keep blessed.”

ANDY LEE – the previous WBO middleweight champion of the world – has retired aged simply 33.