Saturday, July 9, 2016


   Jamaican born Teddy Reid fought between Jr. Welterweight and Jr. Middleweight during his 12 year pro boxing career.  He opened with a bang knocking out David Williams in the first round.  He was put in very tough early in his career, building an 8-1 record winning 6 by knockout.  The combined record of his first 9 opponents was 52-16-2 and he faced world ranked Jose Antonio Rivera (24-1-1, 18 ko) in just his 10th pro bout.  He lost a 10 round unanimous decision that night, but it was clear that he was someone to watch in the boxing world.

   He went back to work and continued to face world class competition... Juan LaPorte, Pedro Saiz, Andrew "Six Heads" Lewis, Anthony Suggs, Terence Cauthen and Jose "Chito" Aponte among the opponents he faced during the stretch that led to his battle with Emmanuel Agustus for the interim NABF Jr. Welter Title.  It was a big night and a great performance for Reid as he out-boxed the boxer to win via Unanimous decision on scores of 116-112, and 115-113 x 2.  Reid lost his next fight to Golden Johnson (18-4-2, 13) for the vacant NABF Jr. Welter Title by the same scores he won against Agustus... 116-112, 115-113 x 2.

   He continued to battle on fighting for various titles against some of the best in the game.  Juan Carlos Rubio (26-5-2), Jesus Valverde (18-3), Joe Hutchinson (20-2-2), Ben Tackie (23-2), Germaine Sanders (21-1) were among the contenders that he squared off with.  It was that 6-1, 5 ko streak against top notch fighters that earned him the shot at Elio Ortiz (24-5, 18 ko) for his NABF Welterweight Title belt.  It was an impressive display of Reid's thunderous punching power as he put the champion down 5 times en route to a 4th round tko victory.

   That victory put Reid's record at 22-5-1, 16 ko's and he was now highly world ranked and got the call to challenge for the interim WBO Welterweight World Title against the undefeated champion from Puerto Rico - Kermit Cintron (23-0, 21 ko), Reid's NABF Title was also on the line.  The bout was televised on HBO and was a much anticipated meeting of two power punchers.  But Cintron left the ring still undefeated and still the interim WBO champion as well as taking Reid's NABF title by 8th round stoppage.

   He moved up to the 154 pound Jr. Middleweight division in his next fight, and brought his power with him as he stopped Eduardo Sanchez (12-3-2, 8 ko) for the interim NABF Jr. Middleweight Title, putting the defending champion down 4 times in the process.

   He finished his last 4 fights by facing more world class opponents, with a total record of 121-22-4, 73 by knockout!  His final fight was against Columbian title challenger Richard Gutierrez (21-1, 13 ko).  Reid went down swinging but was ko'd in round 4 for his final appearance in the ring.

   Teddy Reid was a powerful and skilled boxer who always gave his best and usually came out on top.  Winning many titles, and always leaving the fans cheering for more.  His final record over the dozen years that he battled was 23 wins, 9 losses, 2 draws with 17 wins by knockout.

Click to see: Teddy Reid's entire pro ledger

If you would like to see Teddy Reid in action, I have the following bouts available on DVD:

JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA              [L-10]                           
JOSE "Chito" APONTE                   [tko-2]
GOLDEN JOHNSON                     [L-12] {Vacant NABF Jr. Welter Title}
JUAN CARLOS RUBIO                 [tko-2]
JESUS VALVERDE                         [w-10]
JOE HUTCHINSON                       [tko-1] {Vacant USBA Jr. Welter Title}
BEN TACKIE                                  [tko-by-5] {NABF Jr. Welter Title}
GERMAINE SANDERS                  [tko-3] {Vacant NABF Welter Title}
PAT COLEMAN                             [tko-8] {NABF Welter Title}
ELIO ORTIZ                                   [tko-4] {NABF Welter Title}
KERMIT CINTRON                      [tko-by-8] {Interim WBO/NABF Welter Titles}
EDUARDO SANCHEZ                  [tko-7] {Interim NABF Jr. Middle Title}
RODNEY JONES                          [L-12] {NABF Jr. Middle Title}
J.C. CANDELO                              [Draw-10]
VERNO PHILLIPS                         [tko-by-12] {Vacant T.A.B. Middle Title}
RICHARD GUTIERREZ                 [ko-by-4] (Reid's Last Pro Bout)

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