Brandun Lee part of return of “SHO-Box” series Wednesday night
The return of Showtime premium cable’s “SHO-Box” series, featuring up and coming fighers, is about to resume on Wednesday night. And, an intriguing, unbeaten young Welterweight will step through the ropes again for them, just as he made history on SHO-Box back in March.
21 year old Californian, Brandun Lee will be part of the undercard of the Charles Conwell-Wendy Toussaint main event show from the Mohegan Sun Casino “bubble” in Connecticut,
At 19-0 with 17 KOs, @Brandun_Lee is packing power behind every punch.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) October 6, 2020
Lee is the answer to a 2020, “Covid-19 trivia question,” as he was the last victorious main event fighter in North America back in March before the complete shutdown of all sports due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Lee knocked out, overmatched Camilo Prieto (photo above) in the third round on March 13th in Hinckley, Minnesota, to improve to 19 – 0 with 17 KOs. And, there was not another American fight card for almost 90 days after that.
Lee, who weighed in Tuesday afternoon at 144 lb, has been criticized for progressing too slowly with tougher opponents. Now, on Wednesday night he will lead off the three fight card against Connecticut native Jimmy Williams, who is 16 – 3 – 2 but is 0-2-1 in his last three fights and has just five KO’s.
Lee said in a Showtime media statement leading up to Wednesday night,
“I was on the last fight on ShoBox in March, and we didn’t have a crowd at that one either In a way, I feel like I’ve already been there, done that. I know what to expect without a crowd. Nothing has changed as far as my training. It’s been a little tough to find sparring but other than that, boxing-wise, the pandemic hasn’t affected me much.
This will be the biggest guy (Williams) I’ve ever fought. He’s a natural 147 and 154-pounder, so he is a much bigger fighter. I’m a 140-pounder. I think he’ll be the best fighter I’ve faced too.
“Hopefully this fight gives me more rounds than I’ve been able to get in the past. He’s only been knocked out once and he’s gone 10 rounds before. Hopefully we can get the rounds in because I need it.
Also on the Showtime card is fellow unbeaten, young, Welterweight Jenison Figueroa Bocachica (15 – 0, 10 KOs), and there is a chance that Showtime could be looking to having he and Lee eventually square off in a much more prominent flight in 2021, etc.
Bocachica is taking on fellow Puerto Rican Nicklaus Fiaz, who is not expected to give him much resistance either, in the fight following Lee’s bout.