Boxer Profiles: Mike Reed

Washington, DC's own Mike 'Yes In Deed' Reed returns to the boxing ring on Friday, October 18, 2013, at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland to take on Randy Fuentes (McAllen, TX/Pro Record 4-0-1, 0 KOs) in a six-round contest.

The junior welter-weight has come up through the ranks proving he is bonafide contender.  His impressive resume shows his work ethic and is an indicator of a young man on his way to a successful professional boxing career.

In 2005 Reed won both the National Silver Gloves Championship and 2005 National Ringside World Championship.  He would go on to win the 2007 National Ringside World Championships, and the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals Championship. Reed was a 2010 U.S. Championship Nationals Silver Medalist, 2010 National PAL Bronze Medalist, 2011 National Golden Gloves Champion, 2011 U.S. Championships Bronze Medalist.

Setbacks No Issue For Reed
Reed lost his first four amateur fights but was a 2011 Olympic Trials Participant, but fell short of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team in London.
Never won to quit, Reed went on to win the 2012 Regional Golden Gloves Outstanding Boxer award.
Mike Reed decided to turn professional in 2013, rather than target the 2016 Olympic games. On March 2, 2013, Reed made his pro debut at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland defeating Kareem McFarland by TKO in the first round. Small in stature, Reed has the right blend of skills necessary to fight well on the inside.    
Watch him do work.


Fans can see Reed's previous fights on YouTube - search boxer Mike Reed.
 Reed Fun Facts
*Reed earned the nickname “Yes Indeed” from a substitute teacher in the ninth grade, Robert Carroll. Carroll watched a video of Reed in an amateur boxing fight and suggested the nickname because he showed ability to dominate his opponent.
*Reed’s goals in the sport of boxing include winning world titles and making the most of his athletic abilities.
 *Bowling is Reed's 'other' sport
*He attends the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, Maryland where he studying to be an accountant.  
*His high school GPA was 3.7.
*Reed's father, Michael Buck Pinson, owner and operator of Dream Team Boxing Gym located in Clinton, MD, is his trainer and manager.
*Reed has four brothers, three older and one younger. His brother, Tyrell Newton, had a successful, six-year amateur boxing career to include an appearance in the finals of the Washington, D.C. Golden Gloves.
The scheduled fight will take place on October 18th at Rosecroft Raceway.   Tickets can be purchased at the door and in advance by calling contacting Coach Buck Pinson at Dream Team Boxing Gym at (202) 422-3480.