Kali Reis Workout Quotes
In advance of her fight this Saturday night at Mohegan Sun
Arena, three-time world champion Kali "KO Mequinonoag" Reis
held an open media workout today at Big Six Academy in
Providence, Rhode Island.
Fighting out of nearby Cranston, RI, Reis (13-7-1, 4 KOs)
will face former world title challenger Patty "La Elegante"
Ramirez (11-5, 5 KOs), of Mexico, in an eight-round
Reis vs. Ramirez is the co-featured bout on the "SLUGFEST AT
THE SUN" card, presented by JOE DEGUARDIA'S STAR BOXING, at
Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Reis is coming off a historic fight last month versus
undisputed women's world welterweight champion and
pound-4-pound Queen, 33-0 Cecilia Braekhus, in the first
female bout ever featured on HBO. Reis dropped Braekhus for
the first time in her professional career, however the
judges scored the fight in favor of Braekhus, over ruckus
boo's from the crowd.
QUOTES AND PHOTOS FROM TODAY'S MEDIA WORKOUT:
"I'm so excited to be back fighting at home, especially
after our history making fight on HBO. I fought Cecilia
Braekhus. We were the first women to ever fight on HBO and
there were more than a million viewers. If I knew that many
people would be watching, I would have been a lot more
"On paper, it was a loss, but it was really a win-win for
me, and women's boxing. It's already opened a lot of doors
for me. There's been so much growth for me and women's
boxing. It's going to open the door for other women to fight
on networks. It was a step up for women's boxing, not just
for one event, but forever."
"I'm the first female Native American to fight in New
"I've been fighting 18 years. I played basketball and
volleyball in high school, but I love boxing."
"I showed in my last fight that I belong to be with the
elite. I want to get a rematch (with Braekhus)."
"Being a road warrior, I'm familiar fighting away or at
home, but it's more comfortable fighting here at home. My
hometown crowd is always very supportive."
"(Saturday) I am going to come out with a victory. My
opponent's taller, but I just need to follow the game plan