The basement where boxers trained in the Kronk boxing gym. The Kronk was a place that welcomed any kid searching for a purpose or an outlet. Photograph: Getty Images

Paul Dubé was a promising if troubled cruiserweight from Montreal. He’d been knocking around the Kronk Gym for six months, getting used to being calle(...)

Andy Lee celebrates after winning the WBO middleweight world title  in Las Vegas in December 2014. Photograph: Raymond Spencer/Inpho

Former world middleweight champion Andy Lee has announced his retirement from professional boxing at the age of 33, citing family reasons having recen(...)

Andy Lee (left) throws a left at Matvey Korobov during their WBO middleweight title fight at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph:  David Becker/Getty Images

It came by stealth in the middle of the night. One of those occasions that the country woke up to rather than witnessed, Andy Lee and his quest for a(...)

Andy Lee celebrates becoming WBO middleweight world champion after victory over Matt Korobov at the The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Photograph: INPHO/Raymond Spencer

Following his concussive counter-right hook for a sixth round technical knock-out that crumbled the dreams of two-time world amateur champion Matt Kor(...)

Ireland’s  Andy Lee throws a right at Matt Korobov during their fight for the vacant WBO middleweight title at  The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lee won by a TKO in the sixth round. Photograph:  David Becker/Getty Images

New WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee wants to defend his title in Ireland after he claimed a sixth-round knockout of the previously undefeated Russi(...)