We’ve seen her being a part of nice boxing occasions, such because the one in opposition to Cecilia Braekhus when each left a mark in historical past: the primary feminine combat broadcasted by HBO.
Kali “KO Mequinonoag” Reis grew to become World Boxing Affiliation tremendous light-weight champion in 2020 and he or she is ready for the primary protection of her title in August in Atlanta, United States, with an opponent to be confirmed.
However first we’ll see her on the massive display screen in June with the premiere of “Catch The Truthful One” the place she would be the protagonist of the movie.
On the finish of the official trailer, Reis is caught in a close-up the place her gaze crosses the display screen and takes over the sensory to tell us that she’s going to by no means hand over.
In Catch The Truthful One, the world champion stars as a former boxer who should face the hardest combat of her life: discovering her lacking sister.
Studying the synopsis of the movie, one can solely consider Reis in actual life, the place she leads a powerful combat in favor of the rights of indigenous peoples in addition to the visibility of the big variety of ladies, ladies, boys and males who’re lacking or victims of violence. Within the movie to be launched on June thirteenth, Reis will make one other act of consciousness via fiction.
The identify ‘Mequinonoag’ was given to Reis as her native identify. This identify was given by her mom, our tribal drugs lady Seaconke Wampanoag, and means “many feathers” or “many abilities.” Reis expresses satisfaction in her native ancestry and carries this identify along with her in each combat.
Since she was a baby, she has all the time practiced completely different sports activities till she determined to take boxing classes on the age of 14 when she began at Manfredo’s Health club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the place she was skilled by a pal of her mom, Domingo Talldog. Over time she achieved nice triumphs within the newbie till she reached the skilled area when she managed to turn out to be the primary Native American lady to turn out to be world champion: in 2016 she defeated Maricela Cornejo and conquered the WBC belt within the middleweight class.
As well as, at 34 years outdated with 25 fights, Reis offers motivational talks, in addition to open trainings for native ladies and ladies to whom she teaches how you can defend themselves. And amongst her many qualities, Kali Reis is an authorized bike mechanic. A ardour that has been along with her since she was a baby.
The multifaceted WBA 140 lbs. champion is wanting ahead to new achievements in 2021 with the discharge of the film and her first protection of the black and gold belt.