Mike Reed Returns June 11th on Roman Martinez vs Vasyl Lomachenko Card

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WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. –
On Saturday night, June 11, 2016, twenty-three year-old Top Rank light welterweight professional boxer, Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (Washington, D.C./Waldorf, Maryland/pro record: 18-0-0, 10 KOs) will take on Abraham “Bombi” Cordero (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico/pro record: 13-2-1, 7 KOs) in an 8-round fight on the HBO World Championship Boxing card, held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The event will take place the night before New York’s famed Puerto Rican Day Parade, and is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Puerto Rican Best Boxing, Diamante Promotions, SECA and Madison Square Garden. The main event will feature Roman “Rocky” Martinez defending his WBO Junior Lightweight Title against Vasyl Lomachenko, and in the co-main event, Felix Verdejo will defend his WBO Latino Lightweight Title against Juan Jose Martinez. China’s flyweight standout, Zou Shiming, will also fight on the card, as he makes his U.S. debut.

Reed was scheduled to appear on the February 27 HBO card at The Theater at MSG, but his opponent failed his pre-fight medical exam, and his scheduled bout was cancelled the day before the fight. Top Rank quickly rescheduled him to fight March 18 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That night, he won a unanimous six-round decision over veteran Samuel Amoako, winning every round on all three judges’ scorecards. Reed’s upcoming fight on June 11 will be his second fight of 2016. He said, “It is an honor to once again fight on Puerto Rican Parade Weekend in New York City on one of boxing’s biggest stages. This will be my second time fighting at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, and my goal for this fight is to put on a show for the fans, HBO and Top Rank executives, and all the media that have shown me a tremendous amount of support. I plan to show everyone why my name must be mentioned among the top boxing prospects in my weight class. My opponent wasn’t able to get medical clearance the last time I was scheduled to fight at The Garden, but Top Rank did a great job of getting me right back on another big card there, and I appreciate that.

Reed expects a competitive match-up with Abraham Cordero. He said, “Cordero has fought all of his fights in Mexico. He has wins against several opponents with quality records, and he has put together a nice win streak going into this fight. He is a pressure fighter who will come to fight, and I’m anticipating that he will throw lots of punches. I don’t get to fight southpaws often, so I’m looking forward to fighting him. Whatever he brings, I’ll be ready. Part of my preparation for fights is sparring some of the elite boxers we have in the DMV. So far, I’m having a great camp with my team. My dad (Michael “Buck” Pinson) has put an emphasis on improving my speed in the ring. After I perform well on June 11, I’m told that TV time is definitely in my immediate future. Top Rank is lining up the opponents and getting me prepared for the championship level, and I will keep doing my job by coming home with a win.”

The 140 lb division title picture features current champions Terence Crawford (WBO), Viktor Postal (WBC), and Eduard Troyanovsky (IBF). The WBA title is currently vacant. Reed said, “Russia’s Troyanovsky is coming off two impressive wins over Cesar Rene Cuenca, who was 48-0 before their two fights. I haven’t heard him mentioned much in the states yet, but he has a very high KO ratio, and I’m looking forward to learning more about him. I read that Ricky Burns may fight Michele Di Rocco soon for the vacant WBA belt, so we’ll see what happens in that fight. I believe the Crawford-Postal matchup is exactly what boxing needs. When the best boxers in any division fight each other, titles are then unified, and it makes boxing more appealing to the casual fans. I think Crawford-Postal will be a bit of a chess match during the early rounds, with Postal looking for his range and Crawford looking to counter. I believe during the later rounds, Terence will start to pull away, winning a unanimous decision. I’m in a really good position to be lined up for a title shot down the road, with Top Rank having two of the major four belt holders in its stable.”

Tickets for Mike Reed vs. Abraham Cordero on Saturday, June 11 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden are on sale now and are priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $35. Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.TheGarden.com. Follow Mike Reed’s social media pages for weigh-in and fight time information.

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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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Rigondeaux Camp Accepts Lomachenko Offer Pending Rehydration Clause Agreement

CORK, Ireland (July 13, 2015) – Irishman Gary Hyde, the manager of unified super bantamweight (122 lbs.) world champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs), has accepted in principal the offer made by Egis Klimas, manager of World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight (126 lbs.) champion Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs), for a Super Fight.
 
Rigondeaux is the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) Super, WBO and The Ring magazine’s super bantamweight champion.
 
Cuban-native Rigondeaux, who now lives in Miami, and Ukrainian-born Lomachenko are both two-time Olympic gold medalists.
 
“‘Rigo’ will fight Lomachenko at a catchweight of 124 pounds, which should be no problem for Lomachenko because he weighed 125 pounds for one of his professional fights, Hyde said. “‘Rigo’ is a small 122-pounder who could make 118 without much trouble, but he would be giving away size and weight advantages to face Lomachenko.
 
“We would insist on a rehydration clause of 135 pounds for fight night. If Klimas agrees to this, then, we have a fight. Lomachenko is a masterful fighter like ‘Rigo’ and this match- up will be a classic. We have a pair of two-time Olympic gold medalists and current world champions going at it. I believe ‘Rigo’ is the more ferocious of the two fighters and I firmly believe ‘Rigo’ will dominate Lomachenko. Klimas, you know what you must do to make the fight, just pick up the phone and call me. ‘Rigo’ is ready!”