| Pele Reid|
| 11 January 1973 (age 42)
Birmingham, England, UK (1973-01-11) |
Pelé Reid (born 11 January 1973, in 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.
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.
Reid is the only man ever to knock out boxing champion Vitali Klitschko in a kickboxing match. He managed to knock him down with a spinning back kick to the jaw.
Pelé Reid Wikipedia
Boxing1997 W.B.O. Inter-Continental heavyweight title (1 title defence)
2009 British Masters Heavyweight title
Kickboxing1993 W.A.K.O. World Championships in Atlantic City, USA 01 ! +89 kg (Light-Contact)
1992 W.A.K.O. European Championships in Varna, Bulgaria 01 ! +89 kg (Light-Contact)
In 2010, Reid was offered a role in the British comedy film, On the Ropes. Director Mark Noyce chose Reid to fight Steve Coleman in a scene set at a martial arts competition.
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 hometown of Chelmsley Wood. He offers Motivational Fitness Training using his years of experience.