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 “YES INDEED” REED REFLECTS ON HIS RECENT TKO WIN, RETURNS JUNE 13 IN NYC
Mike Reed will return to the ring at New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark” fight card.
 
WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – Top Rank light welterweight professional boxer, Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (Washington, D.C.) will return to the ring on Saturday night, June 13, on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark” undercard, held at New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden. Reed will face Puerto Rico’s Luis Joel Gonzalez (11-1-1, 6 KOs) in an 8 round bout promoted by Top Rank, in association with All-Star Boxing. In the main event, Jamaica’s Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) defends his WBA World Featherweight Title against Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs), and in the co-main event, Puerto Rico’s Felix Verdejo (17-0, 13 KOs) will battle San Antonio’s Ivan Najera (16-0, 8 KOs). The fight card on June 13 takes place on the eve of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.
In his recent fight on the May 8 Tru TV non-televised undercard, held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Reed defeated Osenohad Vazquez by TKO at 2:00 of Round 2. Reed’s record improved to 14-0, with 8 KOs, while Vazquez saw his record drop to 8-4-1, with 3 KOs. Reed said, “My last fight went really well. I felt like I stuck to our game plan, which was to jump on him, hit him hard, and hit him early. I did what I was supposed to do and it really worked out for me. I knew from his last fight that he'd have doubt in his mind since he was knocked out in that fight, and I took full advantage of that. I've learned that I won't be able to continue making 140 pounds the way that I have been. My body is growing and changing, so it's time to start changing my diet with it. I'm already working in the gym and have started to shift my diet and cut weight.”
Reed discussed his fight with Gonzalez on June 13. He said, “I’m excited to be fighting at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden on a stacked HBO Boxing card. We are stepping up in opposition, and I’m ready for that. My opponent’s one loss came against Ramesis Gil, who I defeated earlier in my career. This should be a great fight, and I’m looking forward to the challenge. It’s an honor to fight on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. I’m looking forward to having lots of Puerto Rican fans get on board with Team Reed.”
Michael “Buck” Pinson, Reed’s father, trainer, and manager (Dream Team Boxing Gym/Clinton, MD), said, “I thought he did well in his last fight, and did was he was supposed to do. I didn’t appreciate him coming into weigh-ins at the weight he did. That being said, I was proud of his effort during the fight. Mike did put his punches together very well, and he used some of the things we’ve been working on in the gym. We are definitely looking forward to stepping up the competition on June 13 at MSG Theater. I’m excited to be back on another big HBO card, and it’s another great opportunity for us to show what we can do. We expect Gonzalez to bring his best, and we’ll be ready. We went back to the drawing board to improve on some things. In this game, the learning never stops, and there’s always room for improvement. Come June 13, we’ll be ready to put on a show at the Garden.”
Tickets to Reed’s fight at the Theater at Madison Square Garden are on sale now, and priced at $205, $105, and $55, not including applicable taxes and fees. Tickets can be purchased at the MSG Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. You can purchase tickets by phone at (866) 858 0008 or online at www.TheGarden.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

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Fight pics: Courtesy of Mikey Williams
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BALTIMORE BOXER GERVONTA “TANK” DAVIS WINS HIS 10th FIGHT BY KO IN 47 SECONDS
Davis remains undefeated, winning by first round knockout on the ShoBox: The New Generation undercard at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, February 20, 2015, Baltimore featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta "Tank" Davis defeated Puerto Rico’s Israel “Macho” Suarez, winning by knockout at 2:13 of Round 1. Moments into the fight, the twenty-year old Davis dropped his opponent with a vicious barrage of punches, ending the contest after just 47 seconds. With the win, Davis’ record moves to 10-0, with 9 knockouts, while Suarez drops to 4-5-2, with 1 knockout. Davis-Suarez was scheduled as a six-round non-televised undercard bout on ShoBox: The New Generation, held at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Davis and his longtime boxing trainer, Calvin Ford, talked about the win and what Team Davis expects for 2015.
Calvin Ford said, "We were well prepared for this fight, and had a solid camp. There was a lot of emotion going into his tenth pro fight. His opponent was game and tried to assert himself early. Gervonta made quick adjustments, and an early knockout was the result. We won our tenth fight in exciting fashion, and now it is time to move to the next level. Gervonta’s ability to listen and buy into the team’s system has improved over the last few fights. The higher levels of this boxing game require more focus and preparation than the lower levels. Competition will be tougher, and we need to continue to fight guys that are going to prepare us for the championship level. If Gervonta stays on course, he will be very successful.”
Gervonta Davis said, “I was focused for this fight. I’m excited that I was able to get my tenth win and another knockout. I spoke with the Haymon Boxing Team. They told me to stay in the gym and keep grinding, because a lot of big things are about to happen for me. I’ve been boxing since I was eight years old. I’m looking forward to the challenge, and I’ll be staying ready. I want to be known as one of the top prospects in 2015. Thank you Al Haymon, Showtime, and Goossen Promotions for having me on the ShoBox card. Thanks to Shoe City, Everlast, Nike Boxing, Athlete Performance Solutions, Ethika, Upton Boxing Center/Baltimore Parks and Recreation, for their support of Team Davis. To my city of Baltimore, and all the people who came out to see me fight, thank you. Keep supporting me, and I'll fight for you."
 
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*Photo Credits: ring pics are courtesy of Shawn Eisler Photography, other pics are courtesy of Team Davis

Mike Reed Throws Out The First Pitch For The Baysox


On Sunday afternoon, August 31, 2014, undefeated Top Rank pro boxer, Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed, (Washington, D.C./Waldorf, MD/140 lbs/pro record: 10-0, 6 KOs) threw out the first pitch for the Bowie Baysox at Prince George's Stadium, in Bowie, Maryland. In their last weekend game of the season, the Baysox scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally from two runs down in an 8-7 win over the Altoona Curve. The Baysox are the AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles in the Eastern League. 

Mike Reed said, "Thank you to the Baysox for inviting me to throw the ceremonial first pitch, and for helping promote my upcoming fight on October 4 in Atlantic City. It was a great experience, and it was great meeting the players, staff, and all the fans at the game. I'm looking forward to returning next season. I am also happy to say that my pitch was thrown accurately, and over the plate!"

Reed returns to the ring on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Bally's in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in a six-round bout. His opponent has not been officially named yet. Tickets ($75, $50) promoted by Top Rank, are on sale now by phone (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com


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MIKE “YES INDEED” REED SIGNS WITH TOP RANK
Professional boxer Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed now joins an exclusive class of boxers that have been promoted by Top Rank, including Muhammad Ali and Manny Pacquiao.

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – Twenty-one year old light welterweight professional boxer, 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."
Reed continued, "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."
Pinson added, "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 was matched competitively during his first ten professional fights, has looked impressive, and remains undefeated. In his most recent fight on June 14, 2014, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Reed won a unanimous decision over Alberto Morales. In that fight, Reed dropped Morales in the sixth round en route to his tenth professional victory. Reed currently attends the College of Southern Maryland, and is studying to become an accountant.
 
 
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*photo credits for this release are courtesy of Daniel Kucin Jr., Team Reed, Christopher Smith, and Juan Marshall

41st Annual Capital Classic : April 26, 2014 TC Williams High School, Alexandria, Virginia
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MIKE REED REFLECTS ON HIS RECENT WIN, RETURNS MARCH 7 IN MARYLAND
Professional boxer Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (7-0, w/ 5 KOs) discusses his recent win over Jorge Marquez and looks forward to facing undefeated Bay Area prospect, Bilal Mahasin.


WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – Twenty-one year-old light welterweight professional boxer, Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (Washington, D.C./Waldorf, MD/pro record: 7-0, with 5 KOs) returns to the ring on Friday night, March 7, 2014, against Bilal Mahasin (Oakland, CA/pro record: 4-0). Reed-Mahasin is scheduled as a six-round bout, which will headline Keystone Boxing’s “World Class Professional Boxing” card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland.
Mike Reed currently trains in Clinton, Maryland, at Dream Team Boxing Gym, which is owned and operated by his father, trainer and manager, Michael “Buck” Pinson. In his most recent fight on January 17, 2014, Reed defeated Phoenix, Arizona’s Jorge Marquez by TKO at 2:34 of Rd 5. In that fight, the referee stopped the action when Marquez pulled away after suffering a perforated eardrum. Reed talked about his fight with Marquez. “I was satisfied with my performance. I thought I won every round, but in the first few rounds, Marquez landed more punches than I would have liked. My corner did a good job of helping me making adjustments in the fight. I used my angles well and my defense was sharp. As the fight went on, I caught fire and found my rhythm. In Round 5, I popped his eardrum with a lead right hook. When that happened, I saw him grab his ear, he took a step back, and I landed another left hand. Right after that, the referee stopped the fight.”
Reed shared some thoughts about his next fight. He said, "My next opponent on March 7 is Bilal Mahasin, who is undefeated, and has been around quality boxers in the Bay Area, such as Andre Ward and Amir Khan. My team has prepared a good game plan for this fight. I’m really looking forward to the challenge. It is important for my ring experience to fight quality opposition like Mahasin. I'm working really hard in camp and plan to leave a good impression on everyone that comes to see me fight. Thank you to promoter Gene Molovinsky and matchmaker Ross Molovinsky of Keystone Boxing for allowing me to headline their show once again.”
Coach Michael Pinson said, “I thought Mike showed a lot of patience in his last fight. He took his time, used his angles well. We work on using angles all the time in the gym. Mike usually fights well off the ropes, but I thought he stayed on the ropes too long against Marquez. I thought Jorge Marquez was another tough test and he forced us to make adjustments. We did what we were supposed to do, enjoyed the victory, and now we move on to our next test. Mike is fighting legitimate challengers every time he steps in the ring, and he is building toward becoming a real special fighter down the road. You don’t learn a whole lot beating up guys who can’t fight back. I’m expecting his next opponent, Bilal Mahasin, to come in shape and be tough. We will be ready for whatever he brings to the fight."
Pinson continued, “As far as the topic of weight is concerned, Mike hasn’t had difficulty making weight at 140 lbs. When the time is right, we will go down to 135 lbs, but no time table has been set for that goal yet. Although we haven’t found a promotional home just yet, we are thankful for the wonderful opportunity Keystone Boxing has given us to showcase Mike’s talents. The same effort my son gives in the gym is also going towards giving back to his community and getting his undergraduate degree. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Keystone Boxing’s card at Rosecroft on Friday, March 7.”
 
 
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Top Welterweight Prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison Ready For National TV Debut on ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights January 31

 

Hernandez-Harrison Set To Face Tim Witherspoon Jr. in West Orange, NJ as part of “Super Brawl”

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., (Jan. 7, 2014)- Highly regarded undefeated welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (19-0, 11KOs), from Southeast Washington, D.C., will be making his 2014 and National TV debut when he faces "Terrible" Tim Witherspoon Jr. (10-3-1, 2KOs) in an eight-round bout on Jan. 31 live on ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights from West Orange, N.J.

 

Hernandez-Harrison, 19, is coming off a stellar 2013 campaign that saw him go 8-0, with four knockouts, and win the WBC Youth Welterweight Championship in just his second full year as a pro. Besides winning his first World Title at Madison Square Garden and selling out the University of the District of Columbia in his 2013 hometown debut, Hernandez-Harrison was named one of the "Top Prospects to Watch in 2014" by Dan Rafael of ESPN, among numerous other accolades and honors.

 

Hernandez-Harrison also was named the "2013 Prospect of the Year" by Boxing Along the Beltway, BoxingPulse.com, RoundByRoundBoxing.com, and StandingEightCount.com; additionally,he won the fan voting for the Go Fight Live, GFL.tv, “2013 Fighter of the Year” and the “Knockout of the Year” (for his fifth-round KO of Eddie Soto).

 

"The recognition from the different writers and the fans are wonderful, and I truly appreciate it," Hernandez-Harrison said. "But I know that I need to continue my hard work in the gym, watching film and otherwise doing everything I can to continue developing as a professional. Nobody can rest on their accolades as a professional athlete, and I am focused on improving in every facet of my game.”

 

Former two-time heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon Sr. certainly understands what a win over a fighter of Hernandez-Harrison's notoriety will do for his son's career.

 

"We are looking forward to this fight with Dusty," Witherspoon Sr. said. "It's long overdue for my son to have an opportunity like this and a win over a fighter like Dusty on ESPN is the first step on the road to a championship."

 

"We respect Dusty, but it is Tim Jr.'s time," said Steve Witherspoon, the fighter's uncle and co-trainer. "He's going to knock Dusty out; The Witherspoons are coming, and we are wreaking havoc!"

 

Hernandez-Harrison's father and trainer, Buddy Harrison, believes 2014 will be a crucial year in his son's in-ring development.

 

"From this fight forward everyone will be gunning for Dusty," Harrison said. "During our year end recap Jeff (Fried) told us that every fight will be tougher than the last and we are preparing accordingly. Dusty is training like this is a world title fight and it will show on January 31st."

 

And Hernandez-Harrison recognizes that Witherspoon is a worthy challenge.

 

"Not only is he the son of a former heavyweight champion; he's from Philly so I know he's going to be tough," Hernandez-Harrison said. "He's slick, skillful and has tremendous experience in his corner, so we know what we have to do, and it starts and ends with my hard work in the gym."

 

Hernandez-Harrison has a close-knit professional team that includes Buddy and their promoter, Jeff Fried of All-In Entertainment. Fried believes January 31, is a continuation of their diverse plan for Dusty to develop as an elite level boxer. 

 

"Exposure for a young athlete, including outside of their comfort zone, is invaluable as he gains the experience necessary to reach his goals. Whether we have Dusty as the main event in our hometown (Washington, D.C.) or the first bout in a city where he is not yet fully known, it is all part of the growth process," added Fried. "Dusty's uncanny grounded self-accountability and training work ethic will serve him very well throughout this journey."

 

The scheduled eight-round Hernandez-Harrison vs. Witherspoon, Jr. bout is part of the “Super Brawl” card presented by GH3 Promotions in association with DiBella Entertainment at the Richard J. Cody Arena in West Orange, NJ. For Tickets priced at $150 VIP Ringside, $100 Ringside, $75 Floor Seating and $40 General Admission please call 888-612-4191 or visit GCPBoxing.com.

 

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