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Mike Reed's Return is Rescheduled, Lands on 3/18 in Philly

by David P. Greisman

It didn’t take long for junior welterweight prospect Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed to get a new date after his last bout fell out at the last minute — though the new date is a different one than his team had originally expected.

Reed was supposed to face Marco Antonio Lopez on the Feb. 27 preliminary undercard to Terence Crawford vs. Hank Lundy at Madison Square Garden. But Lopez was pulled from the show after the New York Athletic Commission received his blood work, according to Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuels.

Top Rank, which promotes Reed, had been looking to get him on the March 5 show in Washington, D.C., featuring Luis Ortiz vs. Tony Thompson in a heavyweight bout and Jessie Vargas and Sadam Ali competing for a vacant welterweight title.

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Instead, Reed tweeted early Monday that he will fight on March 18 in Philadelphia at the 2300 Arena, appearing on a show headlined by super middleweight prospect Jesse Hart against Dashon Johnson.

No opponent had been announced yet.

Reed, 23, is 17-0 with 10 KOs. He is coming off a seventh-round stoppage of Rondale Hubbert this past November.

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