Frampton says the Irish are taking over as he leads Twitter reaction to Andy Lee's triumph
He deserves all the praise.
Fellow boxers and the public are paying tribute to Andy Lee who claimed a World Middleweight title in the wee hours of this morning in Las Vegas.
The Limerick man stunned Matt Korobov with a devastating right hook in round six and then followed it up with 17 punches to end the contest.
Lee's told Box Nation after the fight that he now wants to defend his title in Ireland.
Twitter was quick to praise the Limerick man for his greatest moment inside the ring:
Fairplay to @AndyLeeBoxing Well done!!!
— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) December 14, 2014
Amazing @AndyLeeBoxing , fair play delighted for you, took your time and did wat you had 2 do , destroy , well done amazing stuff 👊🍀
— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley) December 14, 2014
— Seanie Monaghan (@SeanieMono) December 14, 2014
Tonight's knockout victory makes Andy Lee Ireland's 18th World Boxing Champion. Jack Dempsey and Steve Collins the past middleweight champs.
— Stephen Barry (@StphnBarry) December 14, 2014
What happens in Vegas...Gets taken back to Ireland. Andy Lee... WBO WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION! My proudest moment! pic.twitter.com/dSWKLl9BKg
— Adam Booth (@boxingbooth) December 14, 2014
Andy Lee the first Irishman to win a world title bout in USA since Jim McLarnin in 1934. Take a bow.
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) December 14, 2014
Good performance from Amir easy win! Well done Andy Lee also!
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) December 14, 2014
And just like that, Andy Lee stops Korobov in the 6th round with a huge right hand and follow-up onslaught! He wins a world title for Manny!
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) December 14, 2014
How bloody fantastic is it that @AndyLeeBoxing is WORLD CHAMP!!! Huge congrats.
— Derval O'Rourke (@DervalORourke) December 14, 2014
YES!!! So happy for @AndyLeeBoxing. Nobody more deserving. We're taking over!
— Carl Frampton (@RealCFrampton) December 14, 2014