Philadelphia, PA: 26 year old Mike Lee (11-0, 6 KOs), who is best known for his appearances in national Subway® commercials, fights Peter “Lightning” Lewison (6-0, 5 KOs), of the Cayman Islands Friday night at the Liacouras Center as part of the stacked undercard of the Cunningham-Mansour heavyweight fight for the USBA title. Lee and Lewison will face off for six rounds of light heavyweight action at the Liacouras Center.
Lee, a graduate of Notre Dame, has not fought since Sep. 15, 2012 when he defeated Paul Harness in a four round unanimous decision in Las Vegas, NV. Prior to that he defeated Tyler Seever with a second round TKO in Las Vegas, NV, Aug. 4, 2012. Mike trained for this fight with legendary southpaw and former IBF Heavyweight Champion Chris “Rapid Fire” Byrd (41-51, 22 KOs) in San Diego, CA. Lee said, “I am excited to be back in the ring. Working with Chris Byrd has been incredible. I am excited to be on the Main Events’ card and out here in Philly.”
Lewison, who is also undefeated, has a staggering 83% knockout-to-win ratio in six career fights. His last fight was a six round majority decision win over Mike Sawyer Oct. 26, 2013 in his hometown of Georgetown, Cayman Islands. Tomorrow night he will make his United States debut as all six of his professional fights have taken place in his native Cayman Islands.
About Lee, Main Events’ CEO Kathy Duva said, “Mike is a dynamic and charismatic young man. Between his Subway commercials and his ties to his Alma mater–Notre Dame–he brings a built-in fan base. I am certain that a legion of Mike’s fans will be in the house and make their presence felt at Liacouras Center tomorrow night.”