MAURICE "Ambitious" LEE
12 (5 KO) - 1 - 2
Los Angeles, CA
Maurice Lee was born on March 2, 1992 in West Covina, California and was raised in Sacramento until the age of fifteen. From a young age, Lee learned that he needed to fight in order to survive in his environment. With his father in prison and growing up with 10 siblings, Lee’s mother pushed him into street fighting at just five years old. The neighborhood placed their bets and Lee collected wins every time. His raw talent as a fighter helped him deal with more than what he went up against on the streets.
Lee’s father noticed his passion for fighting and brought him to the Broadway Boxing Gym. Lee began training with Derrick “Papa Bear” Harris. At the time, Lee only had 4 amateur fights but wanted to spar with the pro boxers at the gym, so he would tell them he had 300 amateur fights —gaining him the notorious nickname “Mr. 300.” His main focus was to go straight into pro boxing. Lee made his pro debut on April 12th, 2013 against Sean Quinnett in Shelton, Washington. He took home the first win of his career by way of TKO. He went on to win his next three fights before making the decision to move to Las Vegas in 2015. In June of 2015, the Mayweather Promotions team added Lee to their stable of fighters.
Lee has knocked down anyone and anything that has stood in his way to create a brighter future for him and his family. He keeps himself motivated by reading inspirational books from authors, such as, Robert Greene and Pablo Coelho. If Lee could be described in just one word, that word would be “ambitious.” There’s nothing that he can’t overcome in the ring that’s any worse than the adversity he’s faced in his personal life. Whenever he looks back to where he started and where he is now, he becomes restless and determined to continue climbing his way to the top.