Mike Reed On His Preparation And Opponent For His June 14th Bout


    Promising up and coming prospect Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (9-0, 6 KO’s) will be making his in ring return on June 14th when he takes on Alberto Morales (11-3-1, 8 KO’s) of Nicaragua in a six round bout on the undercard of Glen Tapia-Keenan Collins at Bally’s Ballroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The card is being put on by Top Rank.

    Reed is less than a month away from the Morales fight and his preparation is well underway and he is well on track to making weight.

    “Everything is going good so far,” said Reed. “I’m starting to lose weight. Starting to get into good shape. I took a little break after my last fight but right now I’m starting to feel good and get into shape.”

    Part of the preparation for a fighter is studying the opponent from that opponents previous fights and although not all fighters like to watch videos of whom they are facing, Reed sees it as an advantage.

    “If I can (watch film on an opponent) that would be an advantage for me. I always try to at least search (for film). I saw him (Morales) fight once. I think the guy’s name was Ray Robinson that he fought and I noticed that he liked to come forward behind his jab a lot. His best strength is his height and that he is a pressure fighter. You normally don’t see pressure fighters with a lot of height so I think that is something he does well. His greatest weakness would probably be his lack of speed. I have pretty good hand speed and good defense as well so I will be able to see some of the punches that he is throwing because of the lack of hand speed. I pride myself on not getting hit that much. I think my defense will be the key in the fight.”

    While Reed is undefeated Morales has only won one of his last five bouts while getting a draw and three losses. Morales has nothing to lose in the upcoming bout and everything to gain which makes him a more dangerous opponent.

    “Of course it makes him more dangerous. On top of that he has had the same time in training camp that I have had so he has had time to get in shape and prepare properly for me so it should be a good fight.”

    Tickets for Reed’s upcoming bout are priced at $50 & $75 plus applicable taxes at Bally’s Ballroom and at Ticketmaster.com.