Boston, MA – Michael Reyes, CEO & Founder of Reyes Boxing Promotions, has been a busy man of late.
On April 9, Reyes traveled to California with welterweight Jeovanis Barraza for his showdown against top rated contender Giovani Santillan on ESPN.
Shortly after returning to his native Massachusetts, Reyes signed new talent to his growing stable.
Chris Thompson, a 6-0 middleweight with 5 knockouts, inked a promotional contract with Reyes Boxing Promotions earlier this week. Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, the 6’1 Thompson was a three-time Golden Gloves champion. The 29-year-old’s been invited to camps for some of boxing’s best including Terence Crawford, Demetrius Andrade, and Amir Khan.
Outside of the ring, Thompson is a leader in his community.
Thompson works for the Gregg Klice Community Center, serving as a recreation leader and supervisor. He’s in charge of youth programs and his efforts help kids in one of the city’s most dangerous areas. He also runs his own boxing program, Crunch Time Boxing and took eight young fighters to compete in the Golden Gloves.
Reyes Boxing Promotions has also signed Santa, CA based bantamweight Mario Hernandez, 10-3-1 (3 KO’s) and heavyweight Robert Sabbagh, 3-1 (2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY.
“April has been a very busy month thus far,” said Reyes, who is also working on a special summer card that will take place at Gillette Stadium. “Chris caught my eye in Andrade’s camp and he’s not just a very talented fighter but a champion human being. Hernandez is very tough and lost a close fight against an unbeaten prospect for the NABA belt in his last fight. If the decision went his way, he’d be world rated. Sabbagh is a tough fighter that had a setback against a much bigger opponent in his last bout but I believe he can bounce back.”
On April 29, Reyes Boxing Promotions’ Marqus Bates is scheduled to fight 22 fight veteran Augustine Mauras in Springfield, MA. Bates scored a unanimous decision over Christian Guido February, 19 as part of Reyes Boxing’s “Down & Dirty” fight card in Melrose, MA.
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