Cleto Reyes

In 1938 young Cleto Reyes participated in his first and only boxing match; it was so good that the audience tossed coins to him and his opponent; however, the injuries were enough for him to decide never to do it again. Nevertheless, the gloves he had been provided with, happened to be badly worn out; so he volunteered to repair them, thus starting his long career in the manufacture of gloves. Subsequently his gloves obtained the approval of the local Boxing Commission.
  • On April 18, 1945 Juan Zurita, the second Mexican Lightweight World Champion, defended his title against Ike Williams in Mexico City, and Cleto Reyes gloves were used in a World Championship fight for the first time.
  • In 1954 Don Cleto decided to become independent. In the 60s he had his first commercial representative in Los Angeles, California who distributed Cleto Reyes products in the most important cities in the United States and in some other countries.
  • In 1971 his son Alberto, decided to join Don Cleto's effort with an entrepreneurial vision. They started hiring more people, registered the brand Cleto Reyes in 1975 and founded the company Industria Reyes, S.A. de C.V.
  • In July 1983 the company moved their manufacturing facilities to Ecatepec and tripled their production capacity.
  • In early 2003, they opened a second factory in Toluca, where they kept expanding their capacity in an effort to satisfy the growing demand and customer's preference for their products.
  • Nowadays Cleto Reyes products have a prominent place in the international market, and are marketed in five continents with the approval of almost all of the main world organizations. Their gloves have been featured in some of the world's most high profile championship boxing matches that have ever taken place.