The sport is in Reti’s blood. His grandfather was Alberta hall-of-famer Harvey Reti, known as The Taber Terror, who competed in the 1962 Commonwealth Games and was a member of the Canadian boxing team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
|Event||Devin Reti vs Victor Rangel|
|Date||Saturday 15 February 2020|
|Venue||Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
“I feel I always had that in my genes and now I’ve had 90 amateur fights and 14 pro fights,” Reti said.
People in Calgary’s tight-knit boxing world say Reti’s rise in the sport is bringing a buzz back to the city.
“It’s very significant because we’re returning to championship boxing for the first time in several years in the city,” said Michael Short, promoter of this weekend’s Dekada Contender event, which takes place at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino.
“We’ve got a rich history of boxing in Calgary but it’s been absent at a high level for decades. We’ve been working to bring that level back,” said Short. “And you don’t have to go to Vegas for it.”