Limerick's Lee Reeves grateful for glowing praise from Tyson Fury 2 months ago

Limerick's Lee Reeves grateful for glowing praise from Tyson Fury

When Tyson Fury first watched Lee Reeves fight, he was reminded of himself.

It was Reeves' professional debut last November that made Fury a fan as the Irishman showed enough prior to his third-round TKO victory to convince Fury of his potential.

After 'The Gypsy King' watched Limerick's Reeves stop Benito Aburto in the penultimate round of the welterweight clash, Fury showered the prospect with praise.

"Looks like Ireland has a new boxing star," Fury said of Reeves late last year.

"He’s fast, talented and super sexy. Actually He reminds me of someone--me. I’ll definitely be following his career."

Reeves, a two-time Irish underage champion, has since amassed a record of 3-0 and is preparing for his fourth trip through the ropes as a pro.

With a clash against Guillermo Ariel Lettieri slated for April 20, Reeves has responded to Fury's kind comments about him last November.

"I thought it was brilliant to be recognised by the greatest heavyweight of our generation," the 24-year-old told Irish-Boxing.com.

"I am grateful for him taking time out of his days to watch me fight. I have a couple years to go before I get sexier and a better style, but he will pass on the torch someday."