How Twitter reacted to Andy Lee’s greatest day

Andy Lee reacts after defeating Matt Korborov by technical knock out in the sixth round of the WBO middleweight title fight in Las Vegas
TWITTER came alive on Sunday morning as Castleconnell’s Andy Lee recorded a stunning world title success in Las Vegas.

TWITTER came alive on Sunday morning as Castleconnell’s Andy Lee recorded a stunning world title success in Las Vegas.

We’ve picked out some of the best tweets from around the world - and from Limerick - as the sporting community too k the chance to salute a worth world champion.

Adam Booth

What happens in Vegas...Gets taken back to Ireland. Andy Lee... WBO WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION! My proudest moment!

Lee’s trainer came out with a few gems on Twitter after the fight. This was one of our favourites

Dan Rafael

And just like that, Andy Lee stops Korobov in the 6th round with a huge right hand and follow-up onslaught!

The ESPN Commentator condense the fight down to one little sentence. nd he does it quite well too

Djulian Unshaved

Just watched the Andy Lee vs Korobov fight. Somewhere up in the sky, you know Emanuel Steward was smiling.

One Tweeter was quick to remember the late trainer, known affectionatley as Mann, after Lee landed the knockout blow

Dokta Venom

Definitely, performances like that are what boxing is all about, respect to Andy Lee World Champ!

And this Tweeter knows he has seen something special


One more watch of #AndyLee and that peach of a right hand to finish #KorobovLee and I’ll go to bed happy!!

The person working the Boxing Ireland account couldn’t watch enough of it

Weed @Wiat_LFC

Andy Lee is still trending worldwide an hour plus after his win #Kronk

Winning a world title is one thing but trending on Twitter is a real sign you’ve made the big time!

Kieran Cunningham

Andy Lee the first Irishman to win a world title bout in USA since Jim McLarnin in 1934. Take a bow.

The Star’s journalist had a nice nugget of information to add to the online conversation


He tweeted back in October it was gonna look good on him. I can say it looks mighty fine on him. #AndyLee #AndTheNew

This Limerick girl was quite impressed at how well the world title belt suited the Castleconnell man


Big congratulations to @AndyLeeBoxing! Had a feeling you were gonna do it. Enjoy the moment pal #AndTheNew

Jamie Moore offers a bit of advice to Lee to make the most of his special moment

Darren O’Neill

#AndTheNew #ChampionoftheWorld @AndyLeeBoxing Congrats pal, what an achievement. Nice guys don’t always finish last. Another Irish legend

The Irish Olympic boxer was another to throw in his tuppence worth

Keith Earls

That’s Limerick City!! Congrats to @AndyLeeBoxing

Rugby player Keith Earls was proud of the boxer doing Limerick proud on the world stage

Gavin O’Mahony

Well done @AndyLeeBoxing #worldchamp

Limerick hurler Gavin O’Mahony kept his tweet short and to the point

Andy Lee

Thank you for all the support. It truly means a lot to me. Bring the belt back to Ireland!!1

I’m on top of the world!

And we’ll leave the last word to the man himself. Because there’s no way we’d have done it better ourselves. Two short tweets sum up a great day

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