Emerging 140lbs star Brandun Lee (20-0, 18 KOs) brushed aside his latest challenge with a one-round win over Jimmy Williams at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on Wednesday night.
It was Lee’s 12th victory inside the first round. The Californian was in a hurry again, sending Williams (16-4-2, 5 KOs) through the ropes with a right hand after two earlier knockdowns to triumph in just 94 seconds.
“I’m blessed with the natural power and that’s what the fans saw from me tonight – I’m here to entertain the fans and seek and destroy,” said Lee, 21. “The gameplan was to go in there and do what I do best, which is to destruct anything that is in my way. When I fought last fall on Showtime for the first time in Texas I felt like we rushed it too much. And back in March on Showtime I felt like we waited too long. So I think this fight was perfect. We hit it right on the money, not too fast and not too slow.”
Read more about Lee’s rise to the top here including his sparring sessions with Timothy Bradley aged just 14.
Meanwhile, 154lbs contender Charles Conwell (13-0, 10 KOs) wore down Haitian Wendy Toussaint (12-1, 5 KOs) with a brutal body attack before scoring a KO with a right uppercut in the ninth round. The fight-ending blow broke Toussaint’s nose.
“I think this was a good fight for my first fight back, getting the ring rust off, but at the end of the day we got the job done,” said Cleveland’s Conwell, a 2016 US Olympian. “The gameplan going in was to break him down round by round, go to the body until we got him to where we wanted him. I give my performance a C-plus, there were a lot of things I could have done better. I’m going to get back in the gym and continue to work hard to become the champion I know I can be. I’ll fight anybody next, but I really want an ex-world champion or ex-title challenger so I can get the championship rounds under my belt. Then it’s on to a world title.”
Also in action, welterweight Janelson Figueroa Bocachica (16-0, 11 KOs) halted Puerto Rico Nicklaus Flaz (9-2, 7 KOs) in the opening session, scoring two knockdowns in the process.
“I came in and they said he wanted to brawl, and as soon as he did, the fight was over,” said Detroit’s Bocachica, who also has Puerto Rican roots. “The gameplan was to showcase my boxing. I didn’t get to do that but I’m happy either way. I’m not shy calling out guys, but I’m trying to be respectful to the best in my division. I’m here, so bring them on. One-hundred forty-seven [pounds] is mine. It was easier than I thought, I’m not going to lie. But I didn’t think it was going to be hard.”
Main image and all photos: Amanda Westcott/Showtime.