FightPost Boxer of the Week: Brandun Lee
By Gary Kittilsen
On a weekend where not only was nearly every fight card cancelled, nearly every sporting events were also cancelled or postponed due to widespread Cornavirus pandemic.
However, one lone card at the Grand Casino in Hinkley, Minnesota went off and was aired on Showtime as part of the ShoBox series.
A solid card the featured a lineup of up and coming prospects. One prospect, in particular, a 20-year-old quintessential boxer-puncher from La Quinta, California named Brandun Lee scored a sensational third-round TKO over Camilo Prieto in his first time ever headlining a card to run his record to a perfect 19-0 with 17 big wins by way of knockout and extended his knockout streak to 10. Lee also captures our Fighter of the Week award.
Brandon Lee was calm and in control throughout his dominant performance. Operating like a surgeon in taking apart the outmatched Camilo Prieto.
The California native was able to walk his man down and back him up with his shotgun like jab and staggered him in the opening round with a right hand. Not liking Lee’s powerful right hand Prieto stayed on his back foot and tried to move away from Lee’s power not mounting much offense.
Instead, Pietro stayed on the defensive and went into survival mode throughout the second round and into the third. When Lee was able to back his opponent against the ropes and ripped a short right hand to the body the hurt Prieto badly.
Not wasting any time, Lee unleashed a whirlwind of unanswered power shots and battered his man against the ropes until referee Mark Nelson came in and saved Prieto from any more damage.
Giving Lee the third-round TKO victory and his 10th consecutive knockout. The final punch stat numbers reflected the lopsidedness and dominance of Lee’s performance. He outlanded Pietro in total punched landed 53-9 and outlanded him in power shots by a shockingly one-sided margin of 36-1.
Brandun Lee turned pro in 2017 without a major promotional deal and made his rounds traveling all over the US and Mexico picking up fights and scoring knockout where he could get them.
The undefeated Jr welterweight is just now catching mainstream attention. The 20-year old who was basically unknown as recently as six months ago and has now fought three consecutive times on Showtime and is now headlining cards.
He has remarkably gone from obscurity to blue-chip prospect and one of the most touted, up and coming, fighters in the US in just six months. Having gone 3-0 (3) in the span. Lee barely out of his teenage years looks to be on a fast track to fight for a world title fight in the relatively near future.
The plan is to stay busy and have him fight at least three more times this year. Helpfully be the end of the year he will be fighting a higher level of opposition, which will put him on track to be fighting for a world title in 2021. An unbelievable rise for a boxer that was virtually unknown just over six months ago.
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