Andy Lee has legacy designs and is determined not to become a flash in the pan champion.
The Limerick man realised a life long dream by becoming middleweight champion of the World by beating Matt Korobov in December of last year, but buckling a title around his waist isn’t the limit of his ambitions.
The southpaw, who puts his WBO World title on the line against Billy Joe Saunders in Manchester tonight, wants to be remembered as a great champion and believes victory over England’s Saunders will be key to achieving that.
“My desire it to be a great champion and one that is remembered for many years to come,” Lee told the Limerick Leader.
“It’s very satisfying and there is a sense of fulfilment there after many years trying to reach the pinnacle of my sport but saying that as soon as I had won it my next thought was to defend it and become a great champion not just a guy who wins a belt and it s flash in a pan and next Saturday is a big part of that,” he explained.