Mike Reed
Weightclass:
Light Welterweight
Age:
23
Birthplace:
Washington, D.C.
Record:
19-0, 11 KOs
Height:
5'6"
Reach:
66”
Managers:
Michael “Buck” Pinson (father)
Trainers:
Michael “Buck” Pinson (father)
biography

Nickname: "Yes Indeed"
Twitter: @YesIndeed_Reed
Ranked USBA #8, NABF #15 at 140 pounds…
2011 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Bronze Medalist...
2011 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2010 National PAL Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Bronze Medalist...
2010 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Silver Medalist...
2009 U.S. Junior National Championships (amateur), 138 pounds – Gold Medalist...
2005 National Silver Gloves Champion (amateur, 10-11 years old) 105 pounds – Gold Medalist...

At the age of 23, Mike is a four-year pro. A sensational prospect at 140 pounds, 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, and five times in 2015. He has gone the full eight-round distance two times and the full six-round distance six times.
In his last fight on March 18 in Philadelphia, he won a six-round unanimous decision against Samuel Amoako. Mike consistently outworked Amoako, landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight – scored 60-54 on all three scorecards.
In his previous fight on November 11 in Las Vegas, Mike won by seventh-round TKO against Rondale Hubbert.
The Ring's Andreas Hale reported from ringside [excerpts]: Junior welterweight prospect Mike Reed eventually got his man as he earned a seventh-round TKO over Rondale Hubbert in a scheduled 8-rounder.
Hubbert did his best to see the final bell but ate a vicious right hand that sent him to the canvas. He would rise but Reed forced the stoppage with a left hand at the 1:09 mark....
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 3-18-16 in Philadelphia, PA, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Samuel Amoako (21-8): the bout was one of the co-features with the Jesse Reed-Dashon Johnson main event, and Mike dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Amoako, landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 60-54 on all three scorecards…
 
2015 – 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...
 
2014 – on 11-29-14 in Omaha, NB, he...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUIND: Mike reportedly had an amateur record of 90-13…
From a Team Reed press release [July 24, 2014 – excerpts]: Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed, has signed a promotional agreement with Las Vegas-based boxing promoter Top Rank.
Born in Washington, D.C., Reed trains in Clinton, Maryland, at Dream Team Boxing Gym, which is owned and operated by his father, trainer, and manager, Michael "Buck" Pinson.
Coach Pinson discussed Team Reed's reasons for joining Top Rank. "We wanted to join a company that does a great job of moving their fighters, and Top Rank is known for getting their fighters world championship opportunities.
"Before my son’s pro career even began, our team set a goal that within our first ten fights, we wanted to make a statement. During those ten fights, Michael fought some tough competition, and proved that he is a fan-friendly fighter, with extremely fast hands and power. Team Reed is very goal-oriented, and we are focused. We will be staying busy in the years to come, so make sure to look out for Team Reed."
Reed currently attends the College of Southern Maryland, and is studying to become an accountant.  [End Team Reed item]
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:
2012 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Fort Carson, Colorado, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 2-27-12 he won a 19-16 decision against Georgia Rincon; in his second fight on 2-28-12 he won a 21-8 decision against Kevin Watts; in his third fight on 2-29-12 he lost a 29-22 decision against Robert Easter Jr....
2012 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Mesquite, Nevada, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 4-30-12 he won a decision against Amonte Eberhardt; in his second fight on 5-2-12 he won a decision against Alfonso Olvera; in the quarterfinals on 5-3-12 he lost a decision against Preston Freeman...
2011 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS...
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Biography
  • Nickname: "Yes Indeed"
  • Twitter: @YesIndeed_Reed
  • Ranked USBA #8, NABF #15 at 140 pounds…
  • 2011 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Bronze Medalist...
  • 2011 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2010 National PAL Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Bronze Medalist...
  • 2010 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 141 pounds – Silver Medalist...
  • 2009 U.S. Junior National Championships (amateur), 138 pounds – Gold Medalist...
  • 2005 National Silver Gloves Champion (amateur, 10-11 years old) 105 pounds – Gold Medalist...

At the age of 23, Mike is a four-year pro. A sensational prospect at 140 pounds, 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, and five times in 2015. He has gone the full eight-round distance two times and the full six-round distance six times.

In his last fight on March 18 in Philadelphia, he won a six-round unanimous decision against Samuel Amoako. Mike consistently outworked Amoako, landed the harder punches, and dominated the fight – scored 60-54 on all three scorecards.

In his previous fight on November 11 in Las Vegas, Mike won by seventh-round TKO against Rondale Hubbert.

The Ring's Andreas Hale reported from ringside [excerpts]: Junior welterweight prospect Mike Reed eventually got his man as he earned a seventh-round TKO over Rondale Hubbert in a scheduled 8-rounder.

Hubbert did his best to see the final bell but ate a vicious right hand that sent him to the canvas. He would rise but Reed forced the stoppage with a left hand at the 1:09 mark. [End Hale 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

Fight by Fight – 2016 – in his last fight on 3-18-16 in Philadelphia, PA, he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Samuel Amoako (21-8): the bout was one of the co-features with the Jesse Reed-Dashon Johnson main event, and Mike dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Amoako, landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 60-54 on all three scorecards…

 

2015 – 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...

 

2014 – 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)...

 

2013 – 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)...

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUIND: Mike reportedly had an amateur record of 90-13…

From a Team Reed press release [July 24, 2014 – excerpts]: Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed, has signed a promotional agreement with Las Vegas-based boxing promoter Top Rank.

Born in Washington, D.C., Reed trains in Clinton, Maryland, at Dream Team Boxing Gym, which is owned and operated by his father, trainer, and manager, Michael "Buck" Pinson.

Coach Pinson discussed Team Reed's reasons for joining Top Rank. "We wanted to join a company that does a great job of moving their fighters, and Top Rank is known for getting their fighters world championship opportunities.

"Before my son’s pro career even began, our team set a goal that within our first ten fights, we wanted to make a statement. During those ten fights, Michael fought some tough competition, and proved that he is a fan-friendly fighter, with extremely fast hands and power. Team Reed is very goal-oriented, and we are focused. We will be staying busy in the years to come, so make sure to look out for Team Reed."

Reed currently attends the College of Southern Maryland, and is studying to become an accountant.  [End Team Reed item]

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2012 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Fort Carson, Colorado, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 2-27-12 he won a 19-16 decision against Georgia Rincon; in his second fight on 2-28-12 he won a 21-8 decision against Kevin Watts; in his third fight on 2-29-12 he lost a 29-22 decision against Robert Easter Jr....

2012 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Mesquite, Nevada, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 4-30-12 he won a decision against Amonte Eberhardt; in his second fight on 5-2-12 he won a decision against Alfonso Olvera; in the quarterfinals on 5-3-12 he lost a decision against Preston Freeman...

2011 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS – Mobile, Alabama, 141 pounds [double elimination tournament]: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 7-31-11 he won a 26-16 decision against Duran Caferro; in his second fight on 8-1-11 he lost a 19-18 decision against Jamal Herring; in the challengers bracket on 8-2-11 he had a 23-23 draw, but lost the tiebreaker against George Rincon...

2011 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 141 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-21-11 he stopped Dahlton Silva Cordeiro (no round reported); in the quarterfinals on 6-22-11 he won a 24-12 decision against Manuel Lopez; in the semifinals on 6-23-11 he lost by disqualification (no round reported) against Semajay Thomas...

2011 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Indianapolis, Indiana, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 4-25-11 he won a decision against Duran Caferro; in his second fight on 4-27-11 he won a decision against Preston Freeman; in the quarterfinals on 4-28-11 he won a decision against Javonn Barnes; in the semifinals on 4-29-11 he won a decision against Cristino Ceballo; in the finals on 4-30-11 he won a decision against George Rincon...

2010 NATIONAL PAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – San Antonio, Texas, 141 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-5-10 he won by walkover against Martin Lagunas Jr.; in his second fight on 10-6-10 he won a 19-8 decision against Zeddie Adams; in his third fight on 10-7-10 he won a 12-9 decision against Gary Allen Russell; in the quarterfinals on 10-8-10 he won an 11-6 decision against Robert Easter Jr.; in the semifinals on 10-9-10 he lost a 4-1 decision against Pedro Sosa...

2010 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Colorado Springs, Colorado, 141 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 7-13-10 he won a 12-9 decision against Joshua Conley; in the quarterfinals on 7-14-10 he won an 11-10 decision against Tom Duquette; in the semifinals on 7-15-10 he won a 19-8 decision against Abel Ramos; in the finals on 7-17-10 he lost a 13-11 decision against Pedro Sosa...

2009 U.S. JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Denver, Colorado, 138 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 6-8-09 he won a 7-6 decision against Brian Álvarez; in the quarterfinals on 6-9-09 he won an 11-10 decision against Jorge Castro; in the semifinals on 6-10-09 he stopped Marcos Rodriguez in the 3rd round; in the finals on 6-11-09 he won an 8-6 decision against Semajay Thomas...

2005 NATIONAL SILVER GLOVES CHAMPIONSHIPS (10-11 year old div.) 105 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in the semifinals (his first fight) on 2-4-05 he defeated Manuel Rojas of Dallas, Tex.; in the finals on 2-5-05 he defeated Enrique Cruz of Marion, Ind....

 

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power…had a strong amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 18 fights…86 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.7 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 55 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 8 rounds – 2 (2-0)…6 rounds – 5 (5-0)…