Mike Lee Biography
Mike Lee was born in 1987 in Wheaton, IL and is an American professional boxer in the light heavyweight class. He turned pro in February 2010 and is managed by Top Rank.
Lee was introduced to the sport at age 16, when his cousin, who is an amateur boxer, took him to the Windy City Gym.
Notre Dame does not have an intercollegiate boxing team. However, Lee won the Bengal Bouts, an all campus intramural boxing tournament each of the three years that he attended the school.
During Lee's sophomore year, he won the 175-pound crown in a technical knockout that was called in the third round. In his junior year he was named junior captain and defended his title. Lee was named Boxer of the Year in his junior year, a feat that is typically reserved for a senior. Lee was named boxing team captain his senior year where he again won his third straight title in the Bengal Bouts.
Lee competed in the 2009 Chicago Golden Gloves competition in the sub-novice class, where Lee went undefeated in four matches, winning his class. In one memorable bout, Lee broke his opponents ribs thus immediately stopping the fight
Lee currently trains in Houston, TX with legendary trainer Ronnie Shields. Lee won his professional debut on May 29, 2010 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, in a 4 round unanimous decision over Emmett Woods. All 3 judges scored the fight 40-36 with Lee winning all 4 rounds on all judges cards. On September 11, 2010, at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lee stopped Alex Rivera with a brutal left hand to the body. Referee Tony Weeks stopped the fight at the 2:59 of the second round.
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