WBO World Middleweight champion Andy Lee has once more paid tribute to former trainer and friend Emanuel Steward.

BoxNation viewers saw Lee sensationally stop Matt Korobov back in December to win the vacant World title and dedicate the victory in Steward’s memory.

Speaking with James Helder in Manchester at the last Xmas Cracker pre fight week press conference, the 31 year old revealed “Emanuel told me to win alone wasn’t good enough”.

Andy Lee Emanuel Steward

[Picture credit: Javan 'Sugar' Hill]

Since pairing up with Adam Booth and continuing the good work that Steward put in place, the fighting pride of Limerick has found himself delivering on the World stage.

“Emanuel told me how to knock guys out, he used to say ‘dress him up and knock him out’. With Adam it’s more technique, it comes from the hip, from the ground. You punch with your whole body and not just the hands”.

Lee, who insisted his full focus is on Billy Joe Saunders, added “I’ve always carried that Kronk [gym] attitude”.

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Watch the full interview with Andy Lee below: