CARSON, Calif. — Brandun Lee’s prolific power knows no boundaries.
The Southern California bred boxer Lee (23-0, 21 KOs) made his hometown debut and made minced meat of Ezequiel Victor Fernandez (28-5-1, 3 KOs), knocking down the Argentinian three times in 100 seconds to land a first-round win.
The 22-year-old Lee blitzed, bullied, tattered and toyed with Fernandez, 30, with a fistic flurry of vicious shots to score a statement knockout.
Referee Ray Corona waived the fight immediately after the third knockdown. The second knockdown was certainly highlight-reel worthy, as Fernandez’s mouthpiece flew in the Los Angeles air from a reverberating right hand. The first knockdown was a result of one-way traffic seconds into the fight.
Lee, considered one of the sports blue-chip prospects, certainly lived up to his billing for as long as the fight lasted.
Lee has now scored 14 consecutive KOs dating back to 2018.
After fighting across the United States and Mexico since turning pro in 2017, the fight was the La Quinta, Calif.-located Lee's first fight in the Golden State.
The fight took place Saturday night at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The non-televised bout took place on the Showtime card headlined by WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero and challenger Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Showtime was slated to broadcast highlights of the up-and-coming ShoBox staple.
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