Cunningham vs Mansour: Notre Dame Subway Guy Mike Lee returns to the ring in Philly

Rich Graessle/Main Events

Mike Lee, the boxer you've seen featured in Subway commercials, will return to the ring tomorrow night in Philadelphia after an absence. Also, he went to Notre Dame.

Mike Lee, who is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has been featured in Subway commercials, will end a year and a half long absence from professional boxing tomorrow night, as he's booked for the undercard of the Cunningham-Mansour event televised by NBC Sports Network.

Lee, the guy in the boxing trunks with gloves around his neck in the Subway commercials, not only went to Notre Dame, but he's fought 11 times as a pro, going 11-0 with six wins by stoppage. At 26, the Notre Dame graduate and Subway sandwich hype man is making his debut on a Main Events card after being released by Top Rank following a series of canceled bouts that reportedly came as a result of migraine headaches that were blamed on Invisalign braces.

Lee is in Subway commercials, and he went to Notre Dame.

"Mike is a dynamic and charismatic young man," said Main Events CEO Kathy Duva. "Between his Subway commercials and his ties to his alma mater -- Notre Dame -- he brings a built-in fan base. I am certain that a legion of Mike's fans will be in the house and make their presence felt at Liacouras Center tomorrow night."

Lee, who earned a degree in finance from Notre Dame, and was later featured in Subway commercials that aired during a Super Bowl, has been training with Chris Byrd, the former IBF heavyweight titleholder. Fighting Irish proud Lee, who has been seen alongside star athletes like Blake Griffin, Justin Tuck, and Mike Trout, among many other famous and accomplished athletes, in Subway commercials, sounds excited to be back.

"I am excited to be back in the ring," said Lee, a Notre Dame graduate and Subway commercial star. "Working with Chris Byrd has been incredible. I am excited to be on the Main Events' card and out here in Philly."

Notre Dame's Lee, who can be seen in Subway commercials, will be facing Peter Lewison (6-0, 5 KO), a fighter of unknown age from the Cayman Islands.


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