Hall of Fame broadcaster Barry Tompkins chimes in on world-ranked light
heavyweight Mike Lee
Lee takes on Jose Hernandez this Friday night at The Allstate Arena in
Chicago and Live on
CBS Sports Network (9 PM ET)
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*Chicago**, Illinois (June 4, 2018)* -When WBO number-3 ranked light
heavyweight contender *Mike Lee* (20-0, 11 KOs) takes on *Jose Hernandez*
(19-3-1, 9 KOs) *this Friday night *at *The Allstate Arena* in *Chicago. * The
card will be broadcast live on *CBS Spots Network* (9 PM ET) with an
all-star announce team of International Boxing Hall of Famer *Barry
Tompkins* and renowned *Teddy Atlas*.
Tompkins, who has been calling the biggest fights in the world for nearly
40 years, has seen his share of fighters, but not many with the versatility
of a fighter who could be speaking to corporate America one day, and
competing at a championship level in the ring…. the very next day.
“This fight will be a nice little test for Lee. This is something that he
has been striving for a long time, and I will be happy to see him get that
chance that he has been wanting. It is a real opportunity for him to show
himself as one of the great fighters around,” said Tompkins.
Lee, who is one of a real select few that is able to give motivational
speeches to Fortunate-500 companies, is a national spokesperson for major
cooperation’s, and be a world class fighter all wrapped up in one.
Lee, who is holds a finance degree from Notre Dame, spends time and money
for kids diagnosed with terminal cancer, so he is always fighting for a
“He is a very sellable guy whether he fights or not, and that’s the thing.
He has the opportunity to be a real spokesman, not only for himself but for
the sport of boxing in general. He is that in general He can really fill a
room and he is excellent at dealing with all walks of life and all
generations of people. I haven’t been around too many that can do that.
“Sugar” Ray Leonard comes to mind who can do that. Leonard has a very
galvanizing personality, and Mike has a lot of that in him. He is very
good spokesperson for the sport.”
With a win on Friday night, Lee could be just a fight or two away for
fighting for a coveted world championship.
“I know that is something he has looked forward to. I am in favor of him
getting an opportunity. His record says that he is worthy of an