Cleto Reyes Castro was born in Mexico City on April 26, 1920, at the height of the national reconstruction after 10 years of Revolutionary struggle. Due to the difficult economic situation of his family, at the age of 12 he began working in a saddlery workshop where baseball items were manufactured.
In 1936, while he was studying elementary school in front of the Peralvillo Cozumel Arena, his great love of boxing was born. In 1938 Cleto Reyes managed to participate in an amateur tournament, offering such a good fight that it motivated the public to throw coins into the ring; but the blows received were enough to persuade him not to fight again. However, he decided to fix the gloves he used during the fight, thus starting glove making.
Later it obtained the approval of the Federal District Boxing Commission, and in 1945 Cleto Reyes' gloves were used for the first time in a World Championship. "El Coso de la Condesa" was the scene of the fight between the second Mexican champion Juan Zurita and Ike Williams.
This year was very important, since Don Cleto decided to become independent, always counting on the help of his wife and children.
In 1965 it had its first representative in the City of Los Angeles, who began to distribute its articles in the most important places in the United States of America and other countries.
It was in 1970 that Alberto Reyes, son of Don Cleto, joined his father's efforts with a business vision, registering the Cleto Reyes brand in 1975 and founding in 1979 what is now Industria Reyes, SA de CV
To be a proudly Mexican company that provides athletes from all over the world with the best sports equipment.
Responsibility, Respect and Honesty.
Develop, manufacture and market boxing products and their accessories through trained craftsmen and technology, meeting the expectations of quality, safety and high performance of athletes; with worldwide recognition.
Recognition of the Ministry of Commerce and Industrial Development as a Highly Exporting Company (ALTEX).
Recognition from Banco Bital and Bancomext for the diversification of the international market.
Delivery of the INTEREXPORTA card granted by Bancomext and first-tier credit institutions from the Constitutional President of the Mexican Republic.
Awarded with the National Export Award.
It is a pleasure for Industria Reyes to inform that on November 15, 2008, Mr. Alberto Reyes, founder and current Director of this company, was inducted into the California, USA Hall of Fame during its 29th Annual Induction Banquet. In the year 2005 the same Hall of Fame during its 26th. Banquete delivered an acknowledgment by the President of the WBHF to Mr. Cleto Reyes (q.e.p.d.) which was received by his son Mr. Alberto Reyes.
In this memorable ceremony, the following were also inducted: Mr. Miguel Díaz, trainer and specialist in injuries above the ring, originally from Argentina and based in Las Vegas; the Japanese trainer and promoter Akihiko Honda, the Venezuelan Mr. Gilberto Mendoza, president of the WBA and in the Boxers category: Greg Haugen, Marvin Johnson, Lennox Lewis and Pernell Whitaker. The "Professional Career" Award was also given to the Great Boxing Promoter of the state of Nevada, Mr. Bob Arum.
The specific purpose of the World Boxing Hall of Fame (WBHF) is to establish The Boxing Hall of Fame; educate and inform the general public about the outstanding athletes of professional boxing; recognize and honor the great former boxers and professional idols and also those who have contributed to the history of professional boxing; to promote safe and healthy participation in amateur boxing and to generate interest and public support for amateur boxing.
We thank all our friends, collaborators, customers and suppliers for their trust and loyalty and we reiterate our commitment to continue raising the name of Mexico by offering them the best boxing equipment and supporting our beloved sport.
70 years in the fists of champions
April 18, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the first use of CLETO REYES gloves in a world championship fight; the one carried out on April 18, 1945 in the Plaza de Toros la Condesa, between the Mexican world lightweight champion Juan Zurita and his American challenger Ike Williams.
For this reason, 70 years of being in the fists of the champions were commemorated: I remembered that my father, Don Cleto Reyes, told us that he had made the gloves for that fight, so as they say, I dived into the trunk of memories and I found the photo of the gloves and the belt, commented Mr. Alberto Reyes, general director of Industria Reyes S.A. de C.V.
The celebration of 70 years was not only internal, but it had a great impact to such a degree that on April 24, 2015 the National Lottery paid us an invaluable tribute, by designing a ticket for that day's jackpot draw, with the photo of Don Cleto Reyes and the gloves of the champions.
And it is that to speak of boxing is to remember that Don Cleto Reyes forged an industry where the gloves of this prominent Mexican shine to this day.
During these seven decades, Mexican world champions of all time; especially in the golden age, the 60's have used our gloves, as well as boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao have used Cleto Reyes gloves.
Mr. Alberto Reyes, who continued his father's legacy, was moved by the distinction made by the National Lottery. This tribute is something important for the family and for those who work in the company, the truth fills me with emotion to talk about this. It's not easy... it's seven decades.
In gratitude, Alberto Reyes presented some gloves as an award to the director of administration of the National Lottery, Sergio René Coppel Padilla, who commented: It is an honor to receive this recognition from one of the businessmen who puts the name of the Mexican industry very high, we will have it in a very special place, he pointed out.
Also present at the draw were Elizabeth, Magdalena and Alberto Reyes Alemán, as well as Mr. Rafael Mendoza Realpozo.
Award of the Platinum Glove
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a gala dinner was held, which began with the unveiling of the bust of our founder, Mr. Cleto Reyes, by Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar, president of the World Boxing Council.
Mr. Alberto Reyes commented: "This celebration is thanks to all the boxers who have supported us for 70 years and liked us; thanks to them we are here. We, mainly, demand ourselves to give the best service and always be respectful." pointed.
In addition, for the first time in the company's history, the Platinum Glove was awarded to individuals and companies that have contributed to boxing and fighters having a special place in the hearts and culture of Mexicans.
The first of them was post mortem for Don José Sulaimán Chagnón, who dedicated his whole life to seek the benefit of the boxer; Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar, for giving continuity to his father's legacy.
Another recognition went to the legendary boxing agent and journalist, Mr. Rafael La Cobra Mendoza; the professor and historian specialized in boxing, Víctor Cota León, was another of the winners.
In addition to the Tecate and Corona breweries; and the television companies TV Azteca and Televisa.
The world champions Carlos Cuadras attended the celebration. Pedro Guevara, the ladies Irma García, Zulina Muñoz, Ibeth Zamora, Yéssica González, Esmeralda Moreno and the former champions Daniel Zaragoza, Cristián Mijares, Edgar Sosa, Francisco Vargas, the wrestler El Hijo del Santo and the actor Gabriel Soto.
As a setting, an exhibition based on four scenarios was placed, where the main theme was the evolution of the glove, from four thousand years before Christ to the present day, which had a great impact among those present and was mounted by Blanca Garduño. .
National Boxing Hall of Fame
On April 30, 2016, in Los Angeles, California, Mr. Alberto Reyes was inducted into the "National Boxing Hall of Fame", together with his father, Cleto Reyes (posthumously), for his career and contribution to boxing over the years. Throughout the 71 years that Industria Reyes S.A. de C.V., has been in world championship fights.
His children and grandchildren, as well as the friends he has made throughout his life, witnessed the moment in which Mr. Alberto Reyes entered boxing immortality, alongside great figures of world boxing.
Mr. Reyes was inducted along with: Gwen Adair, Gene Aguilera, Carlos Baeza, Erubey Chango Carmona, Bobby Chacón, Dr. Michael DeLuca, Rodolfo Gato González, Joe Noriega, Joey Orbillo, Carlos Palomino, Leon Spinks, Tony Triem, James Tuney , Thell Torrence, Shelley Williams, Wild Card Gym Freddie Roach.h.
And, in the posthumous category, Don Cleto Reyes became an inductee into the National Boxing Hall of Fame along with the greats Henry Armstrong and Eddie Futch.
Mr. Alberto Reyes was happy for his induction into the Hall of Fame, along with his father, because it is a way of recognizing the work that has been done in the company in these 71 years and especially because my father started this work and Now my children are also part of this project..
He assured that the Cleto Reyes gloves have undergone many modifications and that he will continue to have them according to the needs of the boxers, seeking to deliver a product that is as well made as possible, since perfection is our goal every day, in each product we manufacture. . He indicated that, without exaggerating, Cleto Reyes' products are among the three best in the world and that he remains committed to the manufacture of his products, because we export them all over the world and we cannot send defective products, all our products pass strict quality control.
April 28, 2019 Alberto Reyes Humanitarian Awardd”
Don Alberto Reyes Pérez, the great promoter of the Cleto Reyes Gloves brand, was immortalized in the National Boxing Hall of Fame of California, when he was awarded the Alberto Reyes Humanitarian Award for the first time, for his humanitarian work throughout his life. , by supporting boxers, managers and people linked to the boxing environment. The ceremony was held on April 28 in Montebello, California.a.
After an emotional message from Jill Diamond, International Secretary of the World Boxing Council and International President of WBC Cares, which moved those present, where she highlighted the nobility of Don Alberto Reyes, came the delivery of the Alberto Reyes Humanitarian Award, which Elizabeth Reyes received. , his daughter.”.
“I am very grateful to all my family, to our friends, to all the family that gathered today in honor of so many people who have collaborated in this sport and especially my father.
He leaves us an example of love for our neighbor and solidarity, we assume the commitment to transmit it to the next generations and permeate it to our collaborators..
“To commemorate this day we have had the collaboration of an artist and muralist named Jorge Prado, who painted a collection of eight gloves called Love for Mexico, where he highlights the values of Mexican roots and makes an analogy with the Cleto brand Kings.s”.
Then, with her brothers Malena and Alberto, Elizabeth Reyes added: We are also presenting a special edition called El Camino del Guerrero. It is a representation of a pre-Hispanic god of work, whose edition is limited and we are pleased to present a piece for the Hall of Fame to Linda and Bill.ll”.
After that, a video prepared by the World Boxing Council was projected, with the title Goodbye dear friend.”.
Those inducted into the National Boxing Hall of Fame of California were the already legendary and great Mexican champion Julio César Chávez, Michael Carbajal, Humberto Chiquita González, David Díaz, Montell Griffin, Sean O'Grady, Raúl Jíbaro Pérez, Lucía Rijker, Mike weaver.eaver.
The awards that were delivered were: Don José Sulaimán Lifetime Achievement Award, for Bill Caplan; Alberto Reyes Humanitarian Award for the Reyes family, which Elizabeth Reyes received; Bobby Chacón Gift a Love Award, for Jim Amato; the Howie Steindler was received by Sean O'Grady; while the Boxing Book of the Year Award went to Gene Aguilera and the posthumous tribute to Jack Johnson.k Jhonson.
May 7, 2019 IMPI RecognitionI”
The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) awarded Cleto Reyes gloves recognition for their international projection, within the framework of World Intellectual Property Day.
Industria Reyes S.A, owner of the Cleto Reyes brand Los guantes de los campeones, scored yet another triumph in its long and fruitful career in the manufacture of boxing implements, upon receiving recognition from the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), within the framework of World Intellectual Property Day, dedicated this 2019 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to sports.
The event was held at the Museo Salón Deporte, a venue dedicated to promoting sports culture and which since 2017 has exhibited 2,139 national and international sports pieces on basketball, Olympic sports, wrestling, tennis, boxing, soccer, motor racing and baseball.
Malena, Elizabeth and Alberto Reyes Alemán attended to receive this distinction from Juan Lozano, director of the IMPI, the third generation of the family dedicated to the manufacture of gloves for boxing fights, which began with Mr. Cleto Reyes Castro and which Don Alberto Reyes Pérez, his son, continued.
Cleto Reyes, the brand of gloves for professional fights and training, was distinguished by its international projection, since a large part of the world champions from any Continent have used its gloves.
The director of the IMPI, Juan Lozano, had a speech peppered with personal anecdotes, when he referred to the award-winning Mexican brands: Cleto Reyes, Síclo, Alubike and Groene Turf, but when he referred to boxing his memory was wide.
“As a child, at home, we had a pool, which was empty because it was useless and since my brothers and cousins had our Reyes' gloves, we would get into it, use it as a ring and not come out until someone cried. I thought that since we all had those gloves of this brand, Mr. Reyes was very rich. Now I know that it is a company with tradition, he affirmed when highlighting the important role and innovative contributions of Mexican companies and brands in the sports sector.o.
In her thank you message, Elizabeth Reyes, Deputy General Director of Industria Reyes S.A, said: Thank you very much, our father (Don Alberto Reyes) died recently and not with a lot of money, but he did have a lot of friends, with a lot of history; We are the third generation of a family business and today we thank IMPI for this recognition and for having remembered us for the event they had in Genoa on April 26.”.
And he added: I will tell you a little about the story of our grandfather, Mr. Cleto Reyes, the founder of this company, who since 1939 has been dedicated to the manufacture of gloves and which in 1945 were used for the first time in a world championship fight.”.
He recalled that the brand is 44 years old and that throughout that time we have relied heavily on intellectual property. We have around 50 registrations in more than ten countries. And well, we keep moving forward and yes, our gloves are an inspiration for young people who want to be great world champions.”.
Proudly made in Mexico
With testimonials and memories that made my skin crawl, with Mauricio Sulaimán Saldívar, president of the World Boxing Council, and the great Mexican champion, Julio César Chávez, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), through its director Juan Lozano, gave the Cleto Reyes gloves the Notorious Trademark declaration, on December 16, 2020.
“Many thanks to our guests of honor, Mauricio Sulaimán and Julio César Chávez, and to IMPI for this recognition. I want to tell you that the prestige and quality of the Cleto Reyes brand has crossed our borders supported by the network of distributors, athletes and fans who recognize and seek our products, said Elizabeth Reyes, executive director of Industria Reyes S.A.A.
He added that Cleto Reyes currently has 31 trademark registrations in Mexico and ten abroad, protecting the brand in 18 countries and that there is monitoring throughout the world to protect our clients and as the great champion said: he will be difficult in the first rounds, but in the end my boxing and my class will prevail'; in the same way it was the beginning of our company, with great sacrifices, but with a focus on quality.
“Thank you champion for allowing us to accompany you in your career, we are a company that is proud to have walked alongside the greats of world boxing. Proudly, Mexico is the second country with the most world champions and is the headquarters of the World Boxing Council. Thank you Mauricio for your trust and commitment to promote safe boxing. This recognition we received confirms our commitment to continue offering high-quality equipment that provides comfort and safety; Thanks to the IMPI for recognizing our work and helping us protect it through the Notorious Brand.
After the presentation of Elizabeth Reyes, an exciting video was projected where the story of the Cleto Reyes gloves was compared with a 12-round fight, spectacularly narrated by Carlos Alberto Aguilar.
The video moved feelings and memories, as was the case with Mauricio Sulaimán: I grew up with this brand. Many years ago my father (Don José Sulaimán), came home with the gloves that Muhammad Ali used against George Foreman, I played with them and they were Cleto Reyes, he recalled.
“I remember the way in which Don Alberto Reyes, son of Don Cleto Reyes, with a lot of effort, sacrifice and enthusiasm, turned a family workshop into a large company, with two floors and warehouses, with all the complications that a company has, but always with the illusion of being the best and maintaining its quality; said the WBC president.
He added that Reyes always has the threat of unfair competition and piracy in Pakistan, because since you are the best, they imitate you, but if you were bad, they wouldn't even fight you.
For Mauricio Sulaimán, the great champions use Cleto Reyes because it is the best glove that exists and we have worked hand in hand in many aspects. I remember that the WBC called on Cleto Reyes to design the glove with the attached thumb, to avoid the common practice of poking the eye, which caused several retinal detachments. We have also developed gloves for women, with greater protection and an infinite number of things, we have always worked together.
“So today, having Julio César Chávez is something very special, he is the greatest exponent of Mexican boxing, with 37 world title fights, 14 years undefeated, he holds all the records and if Chávez had anything it was loyalty, he never gave in to the temptations of sponsorship and he was always loyal to Cleto Reyes, because it was the glove that made him champion, he assured.
“¿What were your first gloves Julio Mauricio asked Chávez.
Cleto Reyes Proudly Made in Mexico
“I debuted on February 5, 1980 in Culiacán and I wore Cleto Reyes gloves and as a champion, all my defenses were pure Cleto Reyes, I never liked wearing other gloves. I remember that when I went to France they wanted to put other gloves on me, but I told them no, bring me Cleto Reyes. I don't know if the glove made me much better or because it was a habit, Julio César narrated.
“¿What can you say to the Reyes brothers for this recognition, Mauricio asked Julio.
“I congratulate you for the great work you have done over many years. Imagine, the best world champions in history have used Cleto Reyes. This recognition is a great joy, not only for them, but for all of Mexico, because the gloves were created and are made in Mexico, and that they were used by Muhammad Ali, the best fighter in all of history, speaks of their quality, Chavez said. To conclude, he pointed out that I always felt safe with Cleto Reyes gloves.
Mr. Juan Lozano, director of IMPI, was very emotional when referring to the event: I want to congratulate the Reyes family for this important achievement, Mauricio Sulaimán for being here, for that leadership that makes us proud to be Mexican. And well, imagine, the privilege that it represents for a Mexican to take his flag, do something better than the others and win a championship. How many times did our flag wave and the National Anthem was heard, it was like watching a movie, like when he beat Meldrick Taylor, it was spectacular.
Then, he talked about his experience with the gloves: Those of us who were born in Mexico have an experience with Cleto Reyes. I was one of those kids who had his Cleto Reyes gloves, so I would lock myself in my room with my cousins and neighbors to put on our gloves and the game would end when one of us cried.
“Today he congratulated the Reyes family, because we are talking about an example of business success. Cleto Reyes has made the name of Mexico resonate throughout the world. We have seen those gloves on the fists of Chávez and other champions, for which our recognition was an obligation, he said.
He commented that having a Notorious Trademark means that the brand is protected, because brands are exposed to piracy and unfair competition, but when you have the notoriety of your brand, the protection falls, because if someone requests the registration of a trademark who resembles Cleto reyes in any way, will not be allowed. This recognition is given by the Mexican State to a group of Mexicans who have made the name of our country sound with great pride in the world.