Notre Dame Boxing Champion Mike Lee was welcomed this past Wednesday night along with numerous world class athletes from the Houston area at the sixth annual “Gathering of Champions”, benefiting Houston Children’s Charities.
Among the other champions of sports gathered were baseball legend Nolan Ryan, pitching great Roger Clemens, former Houston Astros Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, Heisman trophy winner Charlie Ward, retired NBA greats Julius Erving, Clyde Drexler and Elvin Hayes, NFL Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson and Elvin Bethea, along with numerous members of the NFL’s Houston Texans.
“It was a great evening and I’m honored to assist in raising money for this most worthy cause” said Lee of the event which took place at the Houston home of Paige and Tillman Fertitta.
A native of the Chicago suburb, Wheaton, Illinois, the 23 year old professional boxer has spent the last fourteen months in Houston training with world renowned trainer Ronnie Shields.
Since turning pro in May 2010, the Notre Dame Finance Graduate has won all four of his bouts, three by knockout and is a top rated light heavyweight prospect.
Lee’s next bout will take place on Friday, May 6th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and will be broadcast live on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.
ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is presented by Top Rank Incorporated.
Advance tickets to the May 6th event may be purchased by calling 877-530-4269 during business hours or after 5pm at 630-400-6380.
Lee graduated from the University Of Notre Dame in 2009 at the “top of his class”, with a degree in Finance. He is a native of Wheaton , Illinois and a graduate of Benet Academy.
After winning the Chicago Golden Gloves, Lee was signed by Top Rank, boxing’s premier promotional company.