Pelé Reid (born 11 January 1973, in Newtown, Birmingham) is a retired British heavyweight boxer. He currently resides in Birmingham, West Midlands and is a personal trainer. He is a former WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight champion and World Kick Boxing Champion.
|Real name||Pelé Reid|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
11 January 1973 |
Birmingham, England, UK
|Wins by KO||17|
In November 1993, he took part in the world amateur championship of WAKO, held at Atlantic City, New Jersey. He defeated William Eves (USA) by KO with his back-spin-kick at the final match of 89 kg class.
- 1997 W.B.O. Inter-Continental heavyweight title (1 title defence)
- 2009 British Masters Heavyweight title
- 1993 W.A.K.O. World Championships in Atlantic City, USA +89 kg (Light-Contact)
- 1992 W.A.K.O. European Championships in Varna, Bulgaria +89 kg (Light-Contact)
|Kickboxing record (incomplete)|
|0 wins, 3 losses|
|2006-04-08||Loss||Petr Vondracek||K-1 Grand Prix 2006 in Milan||Milan, Italy||Decision||3||3:00|
|2004-04-24||Loss||Grégory Tony||Pain and Glory||Birmingham, England||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|2003-07-13||Loss||Aziz Khattou||K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Fukuoka||Fukuoka, Japan||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||2||3:00|
|2003-06-14||Loss||Chalid Arrab||K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Paris||Paris, France||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|2003-03-30||Loss||Ray Sefo||K-1 World Grand Prix 2003 in Saitama||Saitama, Japan||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||3||1:15|
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
In 2012, Reid teamed up with the trainer who worked with him for his British Masters title win at the company WBC Fight Club in his current hometown of Chelmsley Wood. He offers motivational fitness training using his years of experience.
Reid is now retired and is a dedicated Jehovah's Witness.
- Pelé Reid record, wakoweb.com; accessed 26 December 2014.
- YouTube Channel of Pelé Reid knocking out Vitali Klitschko
- The Man Who Knocked Out Vitali Klitschko - What Really Happened, boxnews.com.ua; accessed 26 December 2014.
- "On the Ropes". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
- Pelé Reid Fitness Training, WBCFightClub.co.uk; accessed 26 December 2014.
- BN Staff. "When you knock out Vitali Klitschko by accident". Boxing News Online. Retrieved January 6, 2018.