Mike Reed is one of the bright up and coming boxing stars in the entire DC, Maryland and Virginia area. He never had any long term goals as a boxer when he started. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his brothers. “When I started to see I had some skills, then I started to set some goals. My first goal was to win the Silver Gloves title, which I won at 12 years old”, recalls Reed. Reed is trained by his father Michael “Buck” Pinson, a former boxer himself. Mike says, “My father and I are in no hurry to sign with a well-known promoter or management team. We get those types of people at every fight. I am glad to be fighting on Keystone Boxing shows in my home area. Our primary goal now is to get rounds under my belt and see what happens next. I have not been approached by any of the major promoters, but soon, I will be looking to sign a major deal with one of those organizations.”
Reed, 5-0, is a natural southpaw and fights in that style. He purposely geared his boxing style as an amateur to that of a professional boxer. “My father taught me the style of a pro even though I was still an amateur and I think it served me well in the amateur ranks”, says Reed. He won numerous amateur titles and finished his career with a 90-13 record. His most prestigious crown was the 2011 National Golden Gloves championship. Reed currently is fighting between 135 and 140 pounds, while standing at 5’ 6”. He is 20 years old and is a vicious puncher. He said the hardest blow he has taken was, “as an amateur”, even though in his last pro fight he was ruled knocked down, “I actually slipped” in the last round, before knocking his opponent out after recovering from the standing eight count.
Mike Reed is currently enrolled at the College of Southern Maryland in LaPlata, Maryland working on a degree in accounting. When at all possible, get out to see Mike Reed fight. He is one of many young DMV fighters that are destined to follow the footsteps of Sugar Ray Leonard, Sharmba Mitchell, William Joppy, Keith Holmes, Mark Johnson and Lamont Peterson, all world champions. Please subscribe to follow the careers of the world class fighters, pro and amateur, from the DMV.