The retired Limerick boxer was on The Late Late Show to coincide with the release of his autobiography ‘Fighter‘.
In a wide-ranging interview with host Ryan Tubridy, Lee discussed, among other things, his career, his ethnicity, his wife Maud, and his life in retirement, and was widely praised for his appearance.
Below are just some of the hundreds of tweets from viewers that were engrossed by Lee’s interview.
Wasn’t @AndyLeeBoxing just class on the @RTELateLateShow tonight. A great man inside and outside the ring. If there is a book to buy this Christmas make sure it’s Andy’s autobiography titled Fighter. You’ll not be disappointed
— Eric Lilywhite Lightning Donovan (@eric_donovan60) November 2, 2018
— Barry Keoghan (@BarryKeoghan) November 2, 2018
— Joe Molloy (@MolloyJoe) November 2, 2018
@AndyLeeBoxing is such a class act.
— Vincent Hogan (@Vincent_Hogan) November 2, 2018
‘ if you believe in yourself there’s not much that can stop you ‘ Andy Lee @AndyLeeBoxing
— John Doran (@awaytowellbeing) November 2, 2018
— Kieran Cuddihy (@kierancuddihy) November 2, 2018
— Kieran Donaghy (@starryboy14) November 2, 2018
In the sporting world lots always told me @AndyLeeBoxing was the nicest man in sport. I was fortunate enough to then meet him & play 5 a side with him a few times. It’s the truest statement ever, he’s an absolute gent & class act! #LLS
— Alan Cawley (@alancaw) November 2, 2018
@AndyLeeBoxing. I’d stand up to my neck in a river listening to that man.
— Emmett Keane (@EmmettKeane) November 2, 2018
I am in love with Andy Lee and how he talks about his wife. #latelate
— Eithne Shortall (@eithneshortall) November 2, 2018
Congrats to @AndyLeeBoxing and all the best with the book lad. Excellent on the late Late tonight .. I will deffo be buying for the Xmas
— Conor.mortimer (@Conmort) November 2, 2018
Andy Lee superb as always on The Late Late Show. Great words for Manny Steward. Said he was the biggest influence on his life outside his parents & not a day goes by when he doesn’t think of him. Class act
— DAZN F.C. (@DavidLee8885) November 2, 2018
Fantastic interview with boxer Andy Lee, a great role model for our young people #LateLateShow
— Martin Ferris TD (@FerrisMartin) November 2, 2018