Mike Reed Laces Up Nov. 7th On Bradley vs Rios Undercard On HBO

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MIKE “YES INDEED” REED RETURNS ON HBO BOXING CARD NOV 7 IN LAS VEGAS

Reed targets win #17 against Mexico’s Oscar Cortes on the HBO World Championship Boxing Card, held at The Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV’s campus.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – On Saturday night, November 7, 2015, 22-year-old Top Rank light welterweight professional boxer, Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (Washington, D.C./Waldorf, MD/pro record: 16-0-0, 9 KOs) will take on Oscar “Raton” Cortes (Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico/pro record: 25-2-0, 13 KOs) in an 8-round fight on the HBO World Championship Boxing card, held at The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reed-Cortes is promoted by Top Rank, in association with the Wynn Las Vegas and Tecate. The main event will feature Timothy Bradley defending his WBO welterweight world championship against Brandon Rios, and in the co-main event, Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his WBO Featherweight Title against Romulo Koasicha.

In his most recent fight on September 11 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Reed defeated Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (Chicago, Illinois/pro record: 10-2-1, 4 KOs) by TKO in Round 5 (scheduled for 8 rounds). Highlights of Reed-Canas were shown during “The Metro PCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV” telecast on Mexican Independence Day Weekend. In the early rounds of the fight, Reed countered Canas’ offensive attack with a variety of uppercuts, jabs and body shots. In Round 5, Reed threw a combination to Canas’ head that dropped him to the canvas. Canas beat the count, but moments later, Reed backed him up against the ropes and unloaded a straight left hand, followed by a right uppercut and a left hook, forcing the referee to stop the action at 1:28 of Round 5.

“Yes Indeed” Reed discussed his upcoming fight on November 7. He said, “My fight with Cortes will definitely be a step up in competition, even though I haven’t been taking easy fights before this one. Since the start of my career, I’ve never been spoon-fed easy ducks that some of the other prospects get. Every fight I’ve had so far, I’ve learned from it, and that’s what it’s all about. I know Cortes is relatively short for this weight class, kind of like myself, so the normal difficulties of being the shorter guy with the shorter arms are pretty much a non-factor in this match-up. My team has a real good game plan as usual, and we’ll be ready. My main focus for this camp has been to stay explosive. Slowing some punches up while speeding up others could allow me to get more knockouts from here on out, because my opponents will have difficulty with the changes of speed. Cortes has an advantage as far as experience in the ring, and I’m sure he has learned tricks over the years that he will try to implement in his fight with me. Winning this fight and picking up a trick or two in the process will put me in the position to become a contender in the very near future.”

Reed is excited about his return to Las Vegas. He said, “The reception that I received from the media and fans in Las Vegas for my last fight was amazing, so I’m glad to see that there was a strong demand for Top Rank to have me out there again on November 7. As we all know, Las Vegas is where all the big fights are held, and if you can build a solid fan base out there, you can become a draw in this sport. I want Top Rank to continue showcasing my talents in front of the fans, but in order for that to happen, I must perform well. During training camp, I’ve been sparring with world-class boxers, Lamont Peterson and Adrien Broner, and I’ve learned a lot from working with them. Win #17 is where you normally start to see prospects move into the contender stages of their career. This stage is just as important as the championship stage.”

He continued, “I want to thank my Team Reed supporters that have been there for me since day one. You were there for me when I was unsigned, attended my fights, or just helped get my name out there. If you all wouldn’t have supported me the way you did, I wouldn’t have been able to get on all the cards I did, which means it would have taken that much longer to get where I am today. Thank you to my promoter Top Rank, Shane Goodell, Nike Boxing and Athlete Performance Solutions, Everlast, and everyone that continues to support our team. Yes Indeed!”

The Thomas & Mack Center is located on the campus of UNLV at 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89154. Tickets to Mike Reed vs. Oscar Cortez are on sale now and are priced at $400, $250, $150, $100 and $50. Tickets can be purchased at Thomas & Mack Center Box Office online athttp://www.UNLVTickets.com, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets. To charge by phone, call (702) 739-FANS (3267) or (866) 388-FANS (3267). Follow Mike Reed’s social media pages for weigh-in and fight time information. 

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Ivan Redkach Adds Trainer Robert Garcia to Team

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ANGELES (August 21), 2014 – Undefeated United States Boxing Association (USBA) lightweight champion Ivan “The Terrible” Redkach (17-0, 13 KOs) has changed head trainers, adding former world champion and 2011 Trainer of the Year
Robert Garcia to his corner.
 
The 28-year-old Redkach, who won 260 of 300 amateur matches and represented his native Ukraine at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as a team alternate, was always considered a better professional prospect than amateur because of his ferocious style and devastating power in both hands.
 

Rated in the top 10 by three of the four sanctioning bodies – IBF #6, WBC #8 and WBA #10 – Redkach and his manager, Larry Army (Elite Management), felt a world-class trainer was needed on Team Redkach as the Ukrainian fighter closes in on his first world title shot, hopefully, in 2015.

“I have a lot of respect for my former trainer, Mario Morales, but I needed a new trainer to teach me how to win at the championship level,” Redkach said. “I didn’t show any improvement in my last two fights, something I need to do every fight to be a legitimate world title contender.

“Robert Garcia has proven many times that he is a great trainer, one of the best in boxing. I get great sparring at his gym in Oxnard, which is only a one-hour drive from my home (in Los Angeles). I can’t wait for my next fight to show everybody how much I’ve improved.”
 
Garcia currently trains world champions such as Nonito Donaire, Evgeny Gradovich, Mickey Garcia and Marcos Antonio Rubio, as well as former world champions and top contenders Marcos Rene Maidana and Brandon Rios.
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Redkach captured the vacant USBA title last January, winning a 10-round decision (99-90, 97-92, 97-93) over tough Tony Luis (17-1), and this past June he came out of a fight against awkward Sergey Gulyakevich (41-2) with a victory by way of a 10-round decision (100-90, 99-91, 98-92).
 
“My job as his manager is to provide Ivan with everything he needs to win a world title,” Army explained. I saw things in Ivan’s last two fights, mistakes that weren’t corrected, and it was time for a change. Ivan needed a trainer like Robert Garcia to win at the highest level.
 
“Robert actually saw Ivan fight at the last show (vs. Gulyakevich). He trained a fighter on the same card. We talked after the fights and he immediately seemed like the right fit. We were lucky that, living in LA, Ivan had other options to go with an elite trainer, but  Robert was always our No. 1 choice. He’s a great teacher and certainly qualified by any standards. He has some Eastern European/Russian fighters in his gym. Robert has had great success changing their styles to be more potent and that’s what we’re hoping for with Ivan”
 
Redkach’s next fight is expected to be in October.

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Provodnikov Eyes November Return. Winner of Rios-Chaves, Vargas-Novikov or Bradley Rematch On the Table.

Philadelphia, PA (August 2, 2014)–The “Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO’s) will be watching tonight’s HBO’s Boxing After Dark card from Las Vegas with a added interest as a potential fall opponent could emerge from the two fights that will be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.

In the opening bout, WBA Super Lightweight champion Jesse Vargas (24-0, 9 KO’s) will defend his title against Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KO’s) while in the main event Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) Squares off with Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KO’s) in a Welterweight bout.

“I look forward to this Saturday’s fight card on HBO. I know that there is a possibility that I will be back in the ring in November and the opponents being considered are the winner of Rios vs. Chaves, the winner of Vargas vs. Novikov, as well as a rematch with Timothy Bradley. All these are great options for me and I’m curious to see who the winners are this weekend. “, said Provodnikov

The HBO card will begin at 9:45 ET / PT and will also feature a WBO Light Heavyweight title bout between Sergey Kovalev and Blake Caparello from Atlantic City that will complete the split side tripleheader.