fighter

Mike Reed

Weightclass: Light Welterweight

  • 23wins

  • 1losses

  • 0draws

  • 12kos

AGE:
24
Birthplace:
Waldorf, Maryland
Height:
5'6"
reach:
66”
Managers:
Michael “Buck” Pinson (father)
Trainers:
Michael “Buck” Pinson (father)

fighter feed

Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed

At the age of 24, Mike is a four-year pro. A rising young contender at 140 pounds – ranked No. 6 by the WBO – he is a former amateur standout.

He has stayed active in the ring and made good progress as a pro – he fought six times in 2013, six times in 2014, five times in 2015, and four times in 2016.

Mike stepped up to 10-round status for the first time in his last fight on April 8 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, and won a unanimous decision against Reyes Sanchez.

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Mike Reed put in a workmanlike effort in a dominant decision victory against Reyes Sanchez.

Reed didn’t do anything fancy but ground down Sanchez with a steady attack to win 99-91 on all three scorecards. Seconds before the end of the sixth round, he had Sanchez reeling from a series of clean shots as the round ended. Reed continued to take it to Sanchez, but he stood up to many clean punches. [End Rafael item]

BoxingScene.com’s Jake Donovan wrote [Jan. 11, 2016 – excerpts]: Reed has stepped up his game over his past several fights, hardly a surprise given his rich boxing background. A noted amateur who claimed several titles in compiling a 90-13 record, the southpaw joined a movement of gifted boxers who – in light of major changes in the amateur ranks – opted to turn pro in lieu of making a run for the 2016 U.S. Olympic boxing team.

“He has gotten better and better each time out over the last year,” insists Carl Moretti, vice president of operations for Top Rank. “He has impressed all of us at Top Rank with his steady and consistent performances. Out of the ring, Mike and his dad Buck (Michael “Buck” Pinson) are as professional, respectful people as you’ll ever meet. Both are a great pleasure to work with and promote.”

As classy as he is outside the ring, Reed has proven to be a fighter to watch from bell to bell. [End Donovan item]

fight history

  • 2013

    Fight by Fight — On 10-18-13 in Ft. Washington he won a 6 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Randy Fuentes (4-0-1): scored 60-53 on all three scorecards.

    On 9-7-13 in Ft. Washington he won by knockout (6th round, 1:23) against Ramesis Gil (8-6-5).

    On 7-13-13 in Ft. Washington he won by TKO (3rd round, 2:40) against Roberto Lopez (4-5-2).

    On 6-15-13 in Washington, DC, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against DeMarcus Rogers (debut): scored 40-36, 40-36, 39-37.

    On 4-20-13 in Upper Marlboro, MD, he won by knockout (1st round, 0:41) against Cassius Clay (0-7).

    He debuted at the age of 19 on 3-2-12 in Ft. Washington he won by TKO (1st round, 2:43) against Kareem McFarland (1-1).

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  • 2014

    Fight by Fight — On 11-29-14 in Omaha, NB, he won and the 8 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Oscar Valenzuela (8-0-1): scored 77-75, 77-75, 79-76.

    On 10-4-14 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Osnel Charles (10-10-1): scored 60-52, 60-52, 59-53.

    On 6-14-14 in Atlantic City he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Alberto Morales (11-3-1): Mike scored a knockdown in the 5th round; scored 60-53 on all three scorecards.

    On 4-18-14 in Ft. Washington, MD, he won by TKO (4th round, 3:00) against Regino Canales (6-4).

    On 3-7-14 in Ft. Washington he won a 6 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Bilal Mahasin (4-0): scored 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.

    On 1-17-14 in Ft. Washington he won by TKO (5th round, 2:34) against Jorge Marquez (4-1).

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  • 2015

    Fight by Fight — On 11-7-15 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (7th round) against Rondale Hubbert (10-3-1): the scheduled 8 rounder was on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Brandon Rios main event; Mike consistently outworked Hubbert, landed the harder punches and wore him down; he scored a knockdown with a right hook in the 7th round – Hubbert got up, but Mike staggered him with a left hand and the referee stopped the fight at 1:09.

    On 9-11-15 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (5th round) against Antonio Canas (10-1-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was one of the co-features at the Cosmopolitan, and Mike dominated the fight; Canas pressed forward, but Mike staggered him in the 1st round and rocked him repeatedly in the following rounds; Mike scored a knockdown with a body punch in the 5th round – Canas got up, but Mike rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 1:28.

    On 6-13-15 in New York, NY, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Luis Gonzalez (11-1-1): scored 80-72, 80-72, 80-73.

    On 5-8-15 in Newark, NJ, he won by TKO (2nd round, 2:00) against Osenohan Vazquez (8-3-1).

    On 3-14-15 in Washington, DC, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Edgardo Soto (12-8): Mike scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:10 of the 2nd round.

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