February 26, 2024
Brandun Lee Survives Pedro Campa’s Heavy Attack, Scores Unanimous Decision Win

CARSON, Calif. – Brandun Lee survived the toughest examination of his ascending 6-year job by sneaking previous Pedro Campa with a unanimous final decision victory. 

Judges scored the 143-pound catchweight clash 99-91, 98-92, and 97-93 for Lee even with Campa outlanding Lee 186 to 158 and currently being the busier fighter by throwing 240 a lot more punches Campa also outlanded Lee with 61 more human body pictures. Showtime commentator and unofficial scorekeeper Steve Farhood scored the fight a attract at 95-95. 

Lee (28-, 23 KOs) was the faster and more explosive fighter who efficiently counterpunched the charging Campa (34-3-1, 23 KOs), who was coming off a seventh-spherical knockout decline to Teofimo Lopez Jr. in August.

The to start with spherical begun off furiously, as Lee remaining his corner and unleashed strong proper palms and a remaining hook that stopped Campa in his tracks. With 14 previous first-round finishes on his resume, Lee appeared to be searching to conclusion it early, but to his credit rating, Campa also linked with a number of crushing photographs. The initial 3 minutes established the tone for the rest of the 10-round bout. 

Campa began swelling a little bit in the second as his confront reddened. Lee’s very best punch in the round was a counter left hook that resulted in the ejection of Campa’s mouthpiece.

In the 3rd round, Campa related with a double remaining hook, 1 to the body, just one to the head, but his deal with was receiving significantly busted. Campa’s mouthpiece flew out once more, this time without absorbing a punch, but Lee quickly made him try to eat a remaining hook at comprehensive affect. 

Chants of “Brandun Lee” rained down for the native Southern California upstart in the fourth, and Lee acknowledged them by increasing both of his arms, seemingly inquiring the admirers to dial up the chants even extra.

Campa rebounded remarkably in the fifth spherical with an assault that featured a total of 31 punches landed on Lee – which includes quite a few lethal left hooks. 

Campa shed his mouthpiece nevertheless once more in the sixth owing to a enormous still left hook, prompting referee Jack Reiss to give Campa a stern warning. Campa continued to dig in and delivered thudding mixtures to the system. Happy of his assault, Campa raised both of those arms and returned to his corner.

As Campa was closing the distance and creating the combat much more even, Lee clipped Campa in the seventh spherical with but yet another left hook that stopped his momentum. Campa lost his mouthpiece when once again times immediately after, and Reiss mentioned “no mas” as he set it back in his mouth. 

Both equally fighters appeared a little bit fatigued in round 8, but it was Campa who remained relentless with his stress. 

The ninth spherical was a amazing a single showcasing the very best again-and-forth motion of the fight. Lee still left his again foot and pressed on the fuel to sustain a hefty attack as a defenseless Campa arrived ahead. Campa connected with a barrage of body blows as properly. Campa sooner or later outlanded Lee 26 to 17 but all a few judges gave Lee the round.

The closing round featured Lee making use of a great deal of motion and landing the extra efficient shots, and all three judges awarded him yet again.  

Lee closed the combat robust, seemingly needing to in order to survive on the playing cards, but the battle was now in the financial institution by the past two rounds – at the very least on the judge’s playing cards. 

The struggle served as Showtime’s co-key party for the Premier Boxing Champions card headlined by Sebastian Fundora and Brian Mendoza.

Manouk Akopyan is a sports activities journalist, author, and broadcast reporter. He’s also a member of the Boxing Writers Affiliation of The united states and the MMA Journalists Association. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan, as a result of electronic mail at manouk[dot]akopyan[at]gmail.com, or through www.ManoukAkopyan.com.