Cleto Reyes Castro was born in Mexico City on April 26, 1920. , full time of 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. in which baseball items were manufactured.
In 1936, while studying elementary school in front of the Arena Peralvillo Cozumel, his great love of boxing was born. In 1 938 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 he obtained the approval of the Box Commission of the Federal District, and in the year 1945 Cleto Reyes' gloves were used for the first time in a World Championship. "The Countess's Arena" It 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 his 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
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.
World Boxing Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Alberto Reyes Humanitarian Award was presented for the first time.”.
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.