Leon Lawson III scored a first-round knockout in his pro debut this past Saturday night (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)
By Chris Robinson
This past weekend, in Flint, Mich., 11-time national champion Leon Lawson III made his pro debut, winning by way of a first-round knockout over Robert Alexander Seyam. The bout took place on the undercard of Anthony Dirrell’s technical-decision victory over Denis Douglin, and Lawson needed just 40 seconds to finish the match, as an excellent counter left hook put Seyam down and out for the count.
Anyone who has followed the Dirrell brothers over the years should definitely pay close attention to young Lawson, as they are cousins, with their grandfather Leon being the original trainer of the fighting brothers from Flint. Lawson is trained by his father Leon II, who has also worked closely with the Dirrells over the years.
Lawson is a special talent himself, as he just recently turned 18 years of age and was the youngest person to win the national golden gloves in 2017. Lawson will be competing in the welterweight class, and he definitely stands out at 6’5″.