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Andy Lee & Niall Kelly

Andy Lee was the WBO middleweight world champion from 2014–2015, making him the first Irish boxer to win a world title on American soil since 1934. Having boxed with Repton Boxing Club in London from the age of eight, upon his family’s return to Ireland, Lee joined St Francis ABC in Limerick and went on to represent Ireland at the Olympics in 2004. He signed his first professional contract with Emanuel Steward in 2005 and moved to Detroit to train in the world-renowned Kronk Gym until Steward died in 2012, after which Lee joined up with English trainer Adam Booth. Andy retired in February 2018 and lives in Dublin with his wife and daughter.

Niall Kelly is a journalist with The42.ie. He ghostwrote Philly McMahon’s autobiography, The Choice, which was the BGE and eir Sports Book of the Year in 2017.

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