- One of boxing’s most exciting up-and-comers, Brandun Lee, won in style at the weekend.
- The 22-year-old scored a seventh-round finish during a PBC on Showtime boxing event.
- Despite the win, his father was apparently less than impressed. “He’s a perfectionist,” Lee said.
“He’s a perfectionist,” Brandun said of his dad Bobby Lee, who also trains the 22-year-old — a budding star in the fight game, and a mainstay on Premier Boxing Champions and premium network Showtime.
Lee outlanded his opponent Juan Heraldez by a considerable margin in every round that the super lightweight fight lasted, according to Compubox data sent to Insider.
Lee landed 126 punches from 382 thrown for a 33% accuracy rate, compared to Heraldez who threw 237 and only connected with 36, around a 15% accuracy rate.
The youngster fighter systematically ground Heraldez down by targeting his body, landing 33 jabs and 17 power punches to that area.
Lee threw multiple shots at Heraldez’s body during the finishing sequence in the seventh round before throwing a textbook one-two upstairs, sending Heraldez to the floor.
Heraldez tried to hold himself up by using the ropes but it was useless. The referee started counting, got to six, but gave up when he realized the downed fighter was in no fit state to continue.
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‘I wanted to show everyone I can box’
The Showtime commentary team marveled at Lee’s boxing ability, and indeed his power, but according to Lee, his own father was not as impressed.
“I have to watch the fight back but my dad didn’t like my performance,” Lee said in a statement sent to Insider.
“Everyone here thought I would take Juan out earlier, but I wanted to show everyone I can box.”
He later added: “I kept seeing that Juan was moving to his right and my right hand was coming up short so I knew I had to jab and box him and make him forget about that right hand.
“Then I made the adjustment in the seventh round and got him out of there.”
Insider spoke to Lee on the week of his fight and he told us that, after victory at the weekend, he’d be looking to put himself in a position within the next year where he can challenge for a world title.
He reiterated this ambition on fight night. “I’m ready for anyone,” Lee said.
“It’s ultimately up to my team, but I say bring them on.”
The PBC on Showtime event took place at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
Nonito Donaire, one of boxing’s most devastating punchers of the last decade, added a fourth-round knockout to his highlight-reel when he iced Reymart Gaballo in the main event.
Earlier in the show, Cody Crowley had to labor for his win as he overcame an early knockdown to beat Kudratillo Abdukakhorov in a 10-round decision win at welterweight.