Author: Mario Estrella


One of the greatest moments in boxing history and one name that will forever remain etched in our memory is Battling Siki.

Siki, born Louis Mbarick Fall in Senegal, made his mark in the ring during a time when boxing was dominated by white fighters, and black boxers were often denied a fair shot at the championship title. But Siki defied the odds and became the first African fighter to challenge for the world light heavyweight title.

He arrived in France in 1913 and quickly made a name for himself with his fierce fighting style and charismatic personality. He won numerous bouts in France, building a reputation as a fearless competitor who would take on all comers.

Siki’s big break came in 1922 when he faced Georges Carpentier, the French hero and reigning light heavyweight champion, in a bout that was dubbed the “Fight of the Century.” Despite being a heavy underdog, Siki put on a dazzling performance and knocked out Carpentier in the sixth round to become the new champion.

But Siki’s triumph was short-lived. In a controversial rematch a few months later, Carpentier regained the title in what many observers felt was a rigged decision. Nevertheless, Siki’s legacy as a trailblazer and barrier-breaker lives on.

Battling Siki will always be remembered as a pioneer who paved the way for future generations of black fighters to reach the heights of the sport. He was a true original who lived life on his own terms and made history in the process.

So here’s to Battling Siki, a true legend of the ring and a reminder of the power of determination and perseverance in the face of adversity.”

The WBC and the entire world pay tribute to the legendary Battling Siki on the occasion of his 125th Anniversary as the first African fighter to win a World Title

Louis Fall, embodies the spirit of perseverance and determination, proving that with hard work and talent, anyone can overcome obstacles and leave a lasting impact on the world.

We celebrate Battling Siki for his unwavering passion and for his integrity as a fighter. He was known for his honesty, his humor, and for never giving in to pressure to throw a fight. The WBC will receive a special proclamation from the USA Black Congressional Caucus and the Mayor of NYC, recognizing his place in history. This year, journalist Ashley Morrison will release a documentary celebrating Louis Fall’s life and legacy on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his triumph.

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Valentine’s Day in the world of boxing is not just about chocolates and roses. It’s about two gladiators stepping into the ring, ready to go to war for the love of the sport. And let me tell you, over the years, there have been some classic battles fought on February 14th.

First up, we have the “Fight of the Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1971. This was the first of their legendary trilogy, and it took place at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden.

Ali, the “Louisville Lip,” and Frazier, the “Smokin’ Joe,” were two of the most charismatic and fierce fighters of their time. And let me tell you, they did not disappoint.

Ali emerged victorious in a unanimous decision, but both fighters gave it their all in a grueling 15-round war.

Muhammad Ali was famously known for his love of the Red Cleto Reyes Boxing Gloves

Next, we have Mike Tyson taking on Larry Holmes in 1988. Tyson, the “Baddest Man on the Planet,” was at the height of his powers, while Holmes, a former champion, was looking to make a comeback.

This fight took place at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, and it was a true spectacle. Tyson knocked Holmes down in the fourth round, but Holmes managed to get back up and continue fighting. However, Tyson ultimately emerged victorious with a TKO in the eighth round.

The former heavyweight champion, known for his power and intimidating presence in the ring, wore Cleto Reyes gloves in some of his biggest fights.

In 2004, we had Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins going toe-to-toe at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. De La Hoya, the “Golden Boy,” was the WBC, WBA, and WBO light middleweight champion, while Hopkins, the “Executioner,” held the IBF middleweight title. It was a closely contested battle between two of the best fighters of their era, and in the end, Hopkins emerged victorious by unanimous decision.

The “Golden Boy” of boxing, Oscar De La Hoya wore Cleto Reyes gloves during some of his most iconic bouts.

And last but not least, we have Manny Pacquiao taking on Joshua Clottey in 2010. This fight took place at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, and it was truly a sight to behold. Pacquiao, who was already a star in the sport, was looking to solidify his status as one of the best boxers of all time. Clottey, a tough and durable boxer, put up a good fight, but Pacquiao ultimately won by unanimous decision. 

The Filipino boxer, who is considered one of the best fighters of his generation, has worn Cleto Reyes gloves in many of his fights.

Valentine’s Day in the world of boxing is not just about romance, it’s about two warriors, stepping into the ring, ready to go to war for the love of the sport. And these are just a few of the classic battles that have taken place on February 14th. Each one of these fights had its own unique story and significance, which makes them truly special and unforgettable.

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Are you ready for the upcoming boxing tournaments?

One thing that Joe Louis, Mike Tyson, and Muhammad Ali have in common is the Golden Gloves Tournament.

The Golden Gloves tournament is a highly respected amateur boxing competition that has produced many professional boxers who have gone on to achieve great success in the sport.

Some of the most notable Golden Gloves alumni include Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, and Sugar Ray Leonard.

The Greatest of them all

Muhammad Ali, also known as Cassius Clay, won the Golden Gloves tournament in the light heavyweight division in 1959 and 1960.

He then went on to win the world heavyweight championship in 1964 and is widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Joe Louis, who held the world heavyweight championship from 1937 to 1949, also competed in the Golden Gloves tournament, winning the Chicago Golden Gloves in 1934. He is considered one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

Sugar Ray Leonard, a five-time world champion in the welterweight, junior middleweight, and middleweight divisions, won the Golden Gloves tournament in the welterweight division in 1973.

He is considered one of the greatest boxers of his era and is known for his engaging style and impressive hand speed.

Other notable professional boxers who started their careers at the Golden Gloves tournament include Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Oscar De La Hoya.

Tyson won the New York Golden Gloves in the junior Olympic division in 1981, and went on to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history.

Holyfield won the National Golden Gloves in the light heavyweight division in 1984, and went on to become a four-time world champion in the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions.

De La Hoya, a six-time world champion in six different weight classes, won the Golden Gloves tournament in the light welterweight and welterweight divisions in 1989 and 1990.

The Golden Gloves tournament has been a breeding ground for many of the sport’s greatest fighters and continues to be an important stepping stone for young boxers looking to make a name for themselves in the professional ranks.

With its rich history and strong tradition, the Golden Gloves tournament is sure to continue producing world-class boxers for many years to come.

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How do you give a boxer a present? This is not an easy question if you are not familiar with boxing.
The good news is that you’re already off to a great start if you know that your friend likes boxing.
The best gift is always one that is chosen according to a person’s interests and true passions.

We at Cleto Reyes are here to help you find that special boxing loving someone the perfect gift for this holiday season. It doesn’t matter the size of your budget. We have the right present for your boxer or box-loving friends to make them truly impressed.

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