by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor
K.O. Kali Reis,the #1 US Female Middleweight Boxer fights in Germany on March. 7,2014.! The unique aspect about Kali in the boxing industry is that she is the 1st Native American Female World Champion! Her rich heritage includes Cherokee, Nipmuc and Seaconke Wampanoag blood; however, she fights for all nations. Not only is she a boxer but she is a role model/ mentor motivational speaker, fitness trainer, health and wellness coach, community leader, and model.
Kali Reis a.k.a “K.O” the #1 Female Middleweight Boxer in the US and #2 in the World is scheduled to fight Christina Hammer who is the #1 in the World and is the current World Boxing Organization (WBO) Champion. They are fighting for the WBO and the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC).
The bout will be held on March 7th in Magdenburg, Germany. It’s a 10 round (2 min rounds) at a max weight of 160lbs. The weigh in is March 6th at approximately 3pm local time.
On November 21,2014 Kali fought in Bermuda against Teresa Perrozi who was the former World Boxing Association (WBA) for champion for the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) Middleweight World Title. She currently has 7 wins, 3 KO, 3 loses, and 1 draw.
Kali had a challenging childhood as she grew up in the tough neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island and that sparked her interest in boxing.
She trains out of BIG SIX BOXING in Providence, RI; H.E.A.R.T Performance Strength and Conditioning in New Bedford, MA; and FAF Gym in Holbrook, MA. She is determined and completely focused on bringing the WBO and WBC belts home!Become a KO fan at https://www.facebook.com/pages/KO-Kali-Reis/724757910946035?ref=bookmarks