The undefeated boxer, Devin Reti
It doesn’t take long talking with Devin Reti to recognize he operates out of kindness. But it’s a different story when the 24-year-old professional boxer slips his gloves on.
Photos by Deanna Tucker.
Published on February 11, 2018
Devin Reti, 24, begins warming up by shadowboxing in the ring at the Bowmont Boxing Club on Jan. 18. Just over a week before his bout with Mexico’s Isidro Toala, the fighter says his training includes strength and conditioning, heavy bag work and a daily run.
Devin Reti ties his shoes before beginning an intensive training session at Bowmont Boxing Club on Jan. 18. He says his new Nikes are tight and hurt, but that wasn’t going to stop him from wearing them during his Jan. 27 fight against Isidro Toala.
Reti is often seen making conversation while training at Bowmont Boxing Club, laughing and sipping on his coffee before putting on his gloves. He admits the sport comes naturally to him, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to work hard.
The Calgary boxer delivers an uppercut to his Mexican opponent Toala, who winces as Reti’s glove makes impact. Reti is known for being a technically savvy fighter, taking his time to prepare for his next combination.
Moments before the bell rings, Reti paces in his corner as the crowd cheers on the local fighter. A large screen in the background shows the fight. Sponsored by the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, he proudly wears his red, black and white sequin shorts, keeping his eyes locked on opponent Isidro Toala on Jan. 27.
Reti stands in the corner regaining his breath after knocking his opponent to the mat in the fifth round during Dekada’s – boxing promoters – fight night at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino on Jan. 27. The ref continues his count before Toala stands up.
Before being announced as the winner of the fight by technical knockout, Reti responds to the crowd who is cheering wildly after his performance.
Reti is announced as the winner of his match against Mexico’s Toala after the fight was called during the fifth round. Winning by TKO, Reti’s professional record is now 9-0.