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Mike Reed Now 9-0, Says Promoters are Taking Notice

by David P. Greisman

Junior welterweight prospect Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed improved to 9-0 (6 knockouts) on April 18th with a fourth-round stoppage of Regino Canales, who had a 6-4 record going into the bout.

“Canales would occasionally halt Reed’s advance with a combinations, but Reed’s body attack and jab were the main story,” wrote Gautham Nagesh on StiffJab.com. “Caneles fought gamely for the first two rounds, but Reed had him on his heels by the third round. He hammered the visitor around the ring, delivering crunching blows to the body.”

Reed was 90-13 as an amateur, and his accomplishments in those unpaid ranks included wins at the National Golden Gloves in 2005, at the National Ringside World Championships in 2005 and 2007, at the Junior Olympic Nationals in 2009, and at the National Golden Gloves in 2011.

He’s just 21 years old and has only been pro for a little more than a year, but he says people are beginning to take notice.

BoxingScene.com spoke with Reed on April 19, the day after his win.

BoxingScene.com: Please tell us about how you got your stoppage win on April 18 over Regino Canales.

Reed: “A lot of jabs and a lot of body shots. You know the last time we talked, I said I didn’t jab enough. I think that’s actually what got me the knockout. I was able to track him down a lot more.”

BoxingScene.com: And what about the body shots? How did that play into getting the stoppage?

Reed: “I think they were key, too. There were a lot of jabs to the head, jabs to the body, and the body shots, he kinda had a high guard, so the body shots helped me get him.”

BoxingScene.com: I heard he had to leave on a stretcher. What’d you do to him?

Reed: “Body shots. You know, he had a good chin. He didn’t want to go down. I just think the accumulation of punches kind of took its toll on him.”

BoxingScene.com: Do you feel like you’re not at a point in your career where you’re at a turning point and are beginning to move on to bigger things?

Reed: “I think that was a big step up, not in opponent. I don’t know who was in the crowd, but with the Bernard Hopkins card the next night [in nearby Washington, D.C.], I’m pretty sure there was someone in the crowd watching, and I’m pretty sure we’ll get a call.”

BoxingScene.com: You’re still pretty young, but do you think it’s time to step up anyway?

Reed: “Absolutely. I have nine fights, you know, I have nine good, competitive fights. It’s about that time.”

BoxingScene.com: What’s going on with your promotional situation?

Reed: “I’m still a free agent. All of the calls I’m getting, each call is more aggressive, bigger and bigger promoters, so they’re getting better.”

BoxingScene.com: Are you able to say who you’re getting calls from?

Reed: “I don’t think so.”

BoxingScene.com: Is there one promoter that you want to be with more than anyone else?

Reed: “Anybody that’s able to move my and my career the way that I want to be moved.”

BoxingScene.com: How does it feel to have promoters interested in you like that?

Reed: “It feels good. You know for a long time, it was a lot of the smaller promoters that I didn’t even know of. But when some of the big-time promoters gave me those calls, it feels like my work is being noticed. I think my performances in the ring and the way I carry myself outside of the ring prove that I’m a marketable fighter, inside and outside of the ring. I’m going to keep knocking at doors until somebody lets me in.”

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