Feature | Mar 22 2019

When you knock out Vitali Klitschko by accident

Pele Reid briefly had the world at his feet, but his combat career – despite knocking Vitali Klitschko cold – didn’t quite map out as planned. Here, he tells Matthew Bozeat about the pitfalls of being a hyped British heavyweight
Pele Reid
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This feature was originally published in Boxing News magazine

PELE REID reckons there’s a film that reminds him of his story and it’s not Rocky, The Fighter or Requiem For A Heavyweight.

“When I watch Forrest Gump I think: ‘Goodness me, that happens to me all the time’,” said Reid. “I just seem to fall into things. It was never my intention to be a boxer.”