Pelé Reid

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Pelé Reid
Real name Pelé Reid
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nationality English
Born (1973-01-11) 11 January 1973 (age 41)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 28
Wins 20
Wins by KO 17
Losses 6
Draws 2
No contests 0

Pelé Reid (born 11 January 1973 in Birmingham, England) is an British heavyweight boxer. He currently resides in Birmingham, West Midlands and is a personal trainer.

Reid 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.[1]

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.[2][3]



  • 1997 W.B.O. Inter-Continental heavyweight title (1 title defence)
  • 2009 British Masters Heavyweight title


Fight record[edit]

Kickboxing Record (incomplete)

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Film work[edit]

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.[4]

In 2012 Pele 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. Pele offers Motivational Fitness Training using his years of experience, but does not work in martial arts or boxing anymore. Pele Reid Fitness Training At WBC Fight Club.


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