Mike Reed
Weightclass:
Light Welterweight
Age:
22
Birthplace:
Washington, D.C.
Record:
14-0, 7 KOs
Height:
5'6"
Reach:
Managers:
Michael “Buck” Pinson (father)
Trainers:
Michael “Buck” Pinson (father)
biography

Nickname: "Yes Indeed"
Twitter: @YesIndeed_Reed

At the age of 22, Mike is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 140 pounds, he had a good amateur career.
He has stayed active in the ring and made good progress. He fought six times in 2013, six times in 2014, and is fighting for the second time this year. He has gone the full eight-round distance one time, and the full six-round distance five times.
In his last fight on June 13 in New York, he scored a dominant UD win over Luis Joel Gonzalez.
On March 14 in Washington, D.C., he won by second-rouind TKO against Edgardo Soto.
Fightnews.com's Gary “Digital” Williams reported from ringside [ecerpts]: Popular undefeated Waldorf, MD, super lightweight Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed continued his impressive pro campaign with a second-round TKO of veteran Edgar Soto of Pawtucket, RI, in front of packed house at the Sphinx Club.
The bout was the main event of the Keystone Boxing -promoted card.
Reed, a Top Rank Promotions signee, used fast hands to drop Soto twice in the first round, then sent Soto to his knees with a minute to go in the second round before the bout was stopped at 2:10. [End Williams item]
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.
Mike Reed understands the significance of his signing. Reed stated, "I am delighted to sign with Top Rank. They've been successful for a long time, and have promoted the biggest names in boxing, from...
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fight history
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2 years, 2 months…13 fights…56 total rounds…
AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.3 rounds…
KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 53 %...
DISTANCE FIGHTS: 8 rounds – 1 (1-0)…6 rounds – 5 (5-0)…
 
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background
As an amateur boxer, Reed won the 2005 National Silver Gloves Championship, 2005 National Ringside World Championship, 2007 National Ringside World Championships, and 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals Championship. He 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.
Reed was a 2011 Olympic Trials Participant, but fell short of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team in London. He won the 2012 Regional Golden Gloves Outstanding Boxer award. Reed has competed in Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas. His overall amateur record was 90-13.
Mike Reed decided to turn professional in 2013, rather than target the 2016 Olympic games. Reed’s father had concerns regarding changes in amateur boxing rules removing headgear in competition. Pinson also felt Reed’s style of boxing was more suitable to the pro ranks. On March 2, 2013, Reed made his pro debut at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland. He defeated Kareem McFarland by TKO in the first round. Reed is a smaller boxer, but has skills necessary to fight well on the inside. His defensive skills, fast hands, and solid ring generalship help make him a well-rounded boxer.
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Biography

At the age of 22, Mike is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 140 pounds, he had a good amateur career.

He has stayed active in the ring and made good progress. He fought six times in 2013, six times in 2014, and is fighting for the second time this year. He has gone the full eight-round distance one time, and the full six-round distance five times.

In his last fight on June 13 in New York, he scored a dominant UD win over Luis Joel Gonzalez.

On March 14 in Washington, D.C., he won by second-rouind TKO against Edgardo Soto.

Fightnews.com's Gary “Digital” Williams reported from ringside [ecerpts]: Popular undefeated Waldorf, MD, super lightweight Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed continued his impressive pro campaign with a second-round TKO of veteran Edgar Soto of Pawtucket, RI, in front of packed house at the Sphinx Club.

The bout was the main event of the Keystone Boxing -promoted card.

Reed, a Top Rank Promotions signee, used fast hands to drop Soto twice in the first round, then sent Soto to his knees with a minute to go in the second round before the bout was stopped at 2:10. [End Williams item]

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.

Mike Reed understands the significance of his signing. Reed stated, "I am delighted to sign with Top Rank. They've been successful for a long time, and have promoted the biggest names in boxing, from Muhammad Ali to Manny Pacquiao. I am excited to have the same opportunities as the legends that came before me. Top Rank clearly has an understanding of how to market their fighters and they know how to build pay-per-view superstars. Team Reed is looking forward to having a long, successful relationship with one of the most prestigious promotional companies in boxing.

"This is a huge opportunity for me, and I will continue to work hard. I have the right people on my team and now add the security of a powerful, promotional company to help me reach my goal of winning multiple world titles. I'm grateful to everyone that has played a part in helping me reach this level, but I'm just getting started. I'm looking forward to representing the elite class of fighters from the DMV and the Beltway region."

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. Many of their current fighters are world champions. We recently fought on one of their shows. They treated us well and were very professional.

"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 had a stellar amateur career, compiling an impressive record of 90-13.

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

Amateur / Personal Background

As an amateur boxer, Reed won the 2005 National Silver Gloves Championship, 2005 National Ringside World Championship, 2007 National Ringside World Championships, and 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals Championship. He 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.

Reed was a 2011 Olympic Trials Participant, but fell short of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team in London. He won the 2012 Regional Golden Gloves Outstanding Boxer award. Reed has competed in Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas. His overall amateur record was 90-13.

Mike Reed decided to turn professional in 2013, rather than target the 2016 Olympic games. Reed’s father had concerns regarding changes in amateur boxing rules removing headgear in competition. Pinson also felt Reed’s style of boxing was more suitable to the pro ranks. On March 2, 2013, Reed made his pro debut at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland. He defeated Kareem McFarland by TKO in the first round. Reed is a smaller boxer, but has skills necessary to fight well on the inside. His defensive skills, fast hands, and solid ring generalship help make him a well-rounded boxer.

Mike 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. He attends the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, Maryland. He enjoys math, and is studying to be an accountant.