Bournemouth’s subsequent massive star? One To Watch: Lee Cutler

Lee Cutler faces Bradley Rea on Saturday night Photo Credit: Chris Royle
Lee Cutler faces Bradley Rea on Saturday night time Picture Credit score: Chris Royle

Virtually 15 years in the past, Lee Cutler watched Ricky Hatton fall quick in his try to dethrone pound-for-pound nice, Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas, in a battle that captured the creativeness of the general public.

On Saturday night time, Bournemouth native, Cutler (7-0, 4 KOs) shall be within the reverse nook to the Manchester icon when he tackles fellow unbeaten prospect, Bradley Rea on the undercard of Lawrence Okolie’s vacant WBO Cruiserweight world title conflict with Kryztof Glowacki on the SSE Enviornment.

“It’s a bit surreal clearly this battle as a result of Bradley Rea trains with Ricky Hatton,” Cutler advised

“So, he’ll be within the reverse nook to me, in order that’ll be a bit surreal for me.

“My first boxing reminiscence was watching him field and now he’s within the reverse nook to me dealing with off to me, so it’s insanity the way it works, however I’m actually trying ahead to it.”

The 25-year-old begun coaching at simply 14-years-old, towards the desires of his mom, as he chased his goals while nonetheless in schooling.


Following his first battle at 15-years-old, Cutler went onto have a powerful newbie profession, choosing up a nationwide title and three Western County titles, amongst different accolades.

Cutler, who campaigns between Tremendous Welterweight and Middleweight says he has an aggressive model and isn’t adversed to assembly his opponent within the centre of the ring.

“I’m a little bit of a boxer-fighter, I can do a little bit of each I do like a tear-up,” Cutler mentioned of his model.

“Relying on what temper I’m in, what mindset I’m in and the way I’m feeling earlier than. [I’m] boxing fairly nicely on the minute form of within the gymnasium, getting plenty of rounds in with Ted Cheeseman, the likes of Anthony Fowler feeling good, I’m studying off these boys, clearly going the longer rounds now.

“I’ve bought to do eight rounds on the weekend, I’ve been doing 10 rounds in sparring with recent opponents so I’m greater than prepared for it.”

Cutler will face a well-known foe on Saturday night time when he ends an over 15 month lay-off to fulfill Lancashire’s Bradley Rea.

The pair sparred final 12 months and Cutler believes that has set the tone for what might be a standout battle on a stacked invoice, reside on Sky Sports activities and DAZN.

Cutler and Rea sparred in 2019 Photo Credit: Instagram @leecutler_tct
Cutler and Rea sparred in 2019 Picture Credit score: Instagram @leecutler_tct

“We went as much as Liverpool to observe Chris [Billam-Smith] win the Commonwealth title.

“We went as much as Manchester the weekend of it, we went up type of some days earlier than he fought to get some rounds in with me and my coach Kev Thornley.

“Had somewhat spar, did a eight spherical spar with Brad Rea, very, very, excellent shut spar, robust rounds.

“We all know we’re in for a troublesome battle, each of us can we’ve each bought nothing to lose and every thing to achieve, so I do know it’s going to be a troublesome battle.


“He’s a really tall, lengthy opponent it’ll be arduous for me to get on the within and stuff, however I imagine I’ve bought what it takes to get there and get the win.

“So large respect to Brad, we’re each placing all of it on the road, we don’t want to do that. I believe he’s somewhat bit youthful than me, solely by a 12 months or so we’re each placing all of it on the road and I do know it’s going to make for an incredible battle, I believe a potential present stealer.”

Cutler hopes a victory over Rea will result in a maiden title battle both at Southern Space or English degree again in his hometown.

Cutler has four stoppages from his seven victories Photo Credit: Chris Royle
Cutler has 4 stoppages from his seven victories Picture Credit score: Chris Royle

Final spring there have been reportedly talks for a Matchroom Boxing card to be staged in Bournemouth headlined by Chris Billam-Smith, which in the end didn’t materialise.

However, Cutler admits he’s relishing the prospect of sharing the invoice with the Commonwealth champion, who faces Vasil Ducar for the vacant WBA Continental Cruiserweight crown and placing Bournemouth on the map.


“It’s a bit surreal actually isn’t it. Bournemouth’s not recognized for boxing is it let’s face it.

“We began off on the identical newbie membership at Poole ABC. When he went professional, I had my final 12 months with Parkstone ABC, however we’ve each been pushing one another, it’s what we’ve each dreamt of and for me to have my first alternative on an enormous present, have it with Chris and it not being down in Bournemouth it’s a bit surreal actually.

“It’s form of written for us and the stress is on for each of us to ship, as a result of final 12 months Eddie Hearn was taking a look at bringing a present into Bournemouth, so hopefully if we each get the win on Saturday that’s one thing that may occur in the summertime which I’m actually trying ahead to, let’s get the win first.”

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