La Quinta native Brandun Lee's August 6th fight at Madison Square Garden is now canceled.
News broke while on air - I had this from @Brandun_Lee and Coach Freddy ahead of their @TheGarden debut. Always appreciated Lee's honesty ⬇️— Bailey Arredondo (@BaileyKESQ) July 31, 2022
I'll have Brandun's response to the fight cancellation coming up at 10/11 on @KESQ 📺 https://t.co/7lS3nMgzoA pic.twitter.com/QODqmvrHAL
Lee was set to fight Will Madrea on the undercard of Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr, but Rahman failed to make weight and Showtime Boxing was forced to call off the entire event.
"It's an unfortunate situation that the whole show got canceled. For the past 8 weeks i have been working out 2-3 times a day so i can be 110 percent prepared for my fight," Lee told News Channel 3. "But the way I look at it everything happens for a reason. Showtime should be announcing my next fight date sometime next week. Stay tuned."
First Tommy Fumbled and now Hasim Rahman Crumbled. These boxers are the most difficult people to work with and continually lack professionalism and confidence to fight me.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) July 31, 2022
I apologize to all of the of the other fighters on the card, our partners, our team and the fans. https://t.co/0q6MxqG3XJ
Lee, (25-0, 22 KOs), finished camp at the Diaz brothers gym in Indio on Friday and was set to leave in the next few days for New York.