Brandun Lee kept his knockout streak alive with a jaw-dropping round 3 KO of Samuel Teah to make it 13 KOs in a row in the ShoBox main event.
The number 13 is unlucky for most people, but for boxer Brandun Lee, that number highlights his knockout power in his flawless career.
Lee (22-0, 20 KOs) scored his 13th knockout in a row on Wednesday, March 10, in the main event of ShoBox: The Next Generation. His opponent, Samuel Teah, hit the canvas twice at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, but his second trip to the floor was his last.
Lee, the 21-year-old from La Quinta, CA, came into his bout with Teah as a heavy favorite, but he had something to prove. Lee was a dominant amateur who has carried that success into his professional boxing career. Teah (17-4-1, 7 KOs) was a step up in competition for Lee compared to his previous opponents, but Lee ended the fight in the same way as 90 percent of his previous contests, with his opponent stopped on the canvas.
Teah fought well for the first two rounds and hit Lee on several occasions. He came into his fight with Lee with wins over Sonny Fredrickson and Kenneth Sims Jr., which made him an interesting opponent for Lee on paper. He had three losses on his record but had never been stopped. Lee changed all of that with his right hand.
Brandun Lee had a show-stopping KO of Samuel Teah to continue his leap up the junior welterweight rankings.
In rounds 1 and 2, Teah was holding his own, but Lee was still piling up the points. His left hook landed often, but even the Showtime announcers speculated that Lee was holding back on his power. They were right.
In round 3, Lee let his hands go at full strength. It didn’t take long before a right hand sent Teah to the canvas. Teah got back to his feet, but his knees were knocking. Lee came in and landed vicious combinations, but Teah made him miss and held him to stay alive.
It didn’t matter. Teah was on borrowed time and didn’t see Lee’s overhand right that smashed into his jaw. Teah collapsed limply to the canvas. He was out, and there was no reason for the referee to count. The fight was over.
After the fight, Lee offered some clues on his next move.
“We just got the IBO intercontinental belt, so I would like to get my hands on the IBO world title next,” said Lee. “But at the end of the day, it’s all up to my manager Cameron Dunkin.”
Lee proved that he is a blue-chip prospect in the junior welterweight division. He toyed with Teah before bringing the fight to a violent conclusion in a Knockout of the Year candidate. Lee put on a show and left fans with a knockout image that will linger in their minds for some time.