Battle Of The Undefeated - Reyes To Face
KO Specialist At
Battle At The Boat 123
Cris Reyes predicted a victory via third-round knockout in
his last fight.
His forecast failed to come true as he needed less than 2
minutes to put away his opponent.
The hard-hitting welterweight's prediction was about the
only thing that was off during Reyes' main event debut in
June because he looked about as impressive as ever in
keeping his perfect record intact.
His dominating win over Lennard Davis, who entered the June
1 contest with just one defeat in 11 professional fights, at
Battle at the Boat 121 turned out to be Reyes' last bout as
a teenager. He turned 20 just 18 days following the win.
As impressive as Reyes' teen years were as a boxer, which
were highlighted by a 2015 National PAL championship, a 2015
Junior National Golden Gloves runner-up and a pair of
seconds at the Ringside World Championships, it's easy to
see why many believe his 20s are going to be far more
Reyes will take his next step towards super stardom on
Saturday, Sept. 7 when he squares off against fellow
undefeated fighter Manuel Monteiro at Battle at the Boat 123
at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
Both boxers will bring perfect 7-0 records into the 5-round
contest with Reyes winning his last six fights by KO and
Monteiro registering knockouts in every one of his
The six-bout card will also see cruiserweight Marquice
Weston (15-1-1, 8 KOs) meet Joe Jones (11-1, 8 KOs) in a
10-round main event.
Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all
Ticketmaster Outlets. Preliminary bouts will start at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Just two years removed from high school, Reyes has looked
razor sharp in 2019. In addition to his first-round KO of
Davis, he also notched a victory by TKO over Abdul Kamara on
March 3. Those wins came following a knockout of
highly-regarded William Parra Smith on Oct. 27, 2018.
"Training camp has been good," said Francisco Reyes, Cris's
older brother and trainer. "(Cris has been) able to spar
with elite boxers which has helped Cris get to that next
A native of Renton, Wash., Reyes was scheduled to fight in
his first 10-round bout his last time out, but needed just
1:43 as he ended the contest with a devastating right.
Francisco Reyes' expects more of the same against Monteiro.
"On September 7 (Cris will) show that once again," Francisco
Reyes said about Cris's knockout power. "I was impressed by
his power (in his last fight). I know he has power, but I
think that every fight it gets better and better. We know
Manuel brings an undefeated record with all his fight by KO,
but we’re ready for that. Cris can box and he can stay in
front of you and go at it. Our plan is to go in there and
win. Regardless of what that takes. Cris is young and really
hungry. I know he’ll come out on top. I predict a victory."
In addition to the Reyes/Monteiro fight and the
cruiserweight main event, Battle at the Boat 123 will also
feature undercard bouts between undefeated heavyweights Nick
Mills and Jon Jackson and a welterweight fight between
Willie Gomez and Hamilton Ash.