Kali Reese: Boxing’s First Native Female Champ!

“Kali ‘K.O.’ Reis member of the Wampanoag/Cherokee tribes, strives to be the undisputed 140-pound champion.”

Kali Reis – Ready For Battle


Excerpt:  Boxing’s first Native female world champion defends title, Carina Dominguez, ICT August, 2021

ICT profiled Reis, profiled Reis, Seaconke Wampanoag, last year after she won the WBA’s women’s 140 pound title vs Kandi Wyatt on Nov. 6.

Before Kali Reis was known as ‘K.O.’ Mequinonoag in the ring, jabbing her way to boxing titles, she was raised in her traditional ways by her mother. Both are enrolled members of the Seaconke Wampanoag tribe in Rhode Island. Reis also traces her ancestry to the Nipmuc and Cherokee nations – and to the islands of Cape Verde, off the coast of Africa. In her preteens she was motivated to focus on boxing.

Native Champion Kali Reis. photo-proboxing-fans.com

Reis will defend the title against Diana Prazak with the vacant International Boxing Organization title also at stake.

Kali K.O. Reis walks alongside manager Brian Cohen at her weigh-in on Thursday, August 19, 2021. (Photo by Rudy Mondragon)

She’ll be fighting in California at the Sycuan Casino Resort and she’ll be introduced by Kumeyaay bird singers. Tickets are available for purchase and it will be streaming on UFC Fight pass.”

For More Info on Kali Reis visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_Reis

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