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Professional boxer Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed has heart and palate of a champion

"Yes Indeed" Reed excels in the ring and in the classroom.
"Yes Indeed" Reed excels in the ring and in the classroom.
(Photo Courtesy of Juan Marshall)

If you're ever in Washington, DC, you might catch welterweight pro boxer Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed at a local IHOP restaurant ordering his favorite- an omelet.

Indeed he has a nutritious palate of a true boxing champion as he only splurges with loading everything on his omelet when he's not dieting for training.

When he's training with his father and team manager, Michael "Buck" Pinson at Dream Team Boxing Gym in Clinton Maryland, it's all about his nutritional favorite's oatmeal and tuna fish after a hard workout.

"If I go hungry during the day or after a workout, I'll eat oatmeal or tuna fish."

After losing by one point at the 2014 Olympic Boxing Trials, Reed decided it was time to make a big decision and become a professional boxer.

Reed turned professional in 2013, he has a pro record of 7-0, with 5KO's. He finished his amateur boxing career with a , 90-13 record.

Since turning professional Reed admits he has to balance his career and education. Reed is an undergraduate student majoring in accounting at College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, Maryland.

"I realized that I has a lot down time, I always been at math since I took accounting in the 10th grade in high school," says Reed.

He acknowledges the first year of balancing college and professional career was tough, but time management was the key to his success.

"Make sure you set time aside and do your school work, don't fall behind."

Failing behind is something that typical college students find themselves doing; especially, trying to balance amateur careers as students-athletes.

But "Yes Indeed" Reed has the answer, "I would sometimes wait until the last minute don't let the work pile up because it will be an uphill battle from there," said Reed.

Reed is scheduled to step back in the ring for his eighth professional fight versus Bilal Mahasin on Friday March 7 on Keystone Boxing's Card at Rosecraft Raceway in Fort Washington, Maryland.

His training consists of no heavy weight lifting for strength training and conditioning to avoid bulkiness.

Reed says, "There's a big difference. I weight lift, not heavy, light weights with repetitions."

After a six week long training camp, Reed says he just wants to fight his fight.

"I want to take my time and fight my fight and stick to the game plan," said Reed.

Follow Mike "Yes Indeed" Reed on twitter at @YesIndeed__ Reed.