Who was Cleto Reyes?
Cleto Reyes Castro was born on April 26, 1920, in Mexico City and began working at the age of 12 in a saddlery where baseball gear was manufactured. In 1936, while attending primary school, his great love for boxing was born and in 1938, Cleto Reyes participated in an amateur fight but decided better to repair the gloves he had used during the fight and this was the beginning of his career in glove manufacture.
Subsequently, the son of Cleto Reyes, Alberto Reyes obtained the approval of the Federal District Box Commission, and in 1945 Cleto Reyes gloves were used for the first time in a World Championship. In 1965 he had his first representative in the United States and other countries. And in 1970 that Alberto Reyes, son of Don Cleto enters the company and registers the Cleto Reyes brand in 1975 and founding in 1979 what is now Industria Reyes, S.A. from C.V.
Why have we stayed?
Making a product with quality, service, and price makes you recommend yourself automatically, making a product with these characteristics could be defined as passion. And for this reason, the preference of Mexican boxers who, by their own hand, wore our gloves to fight was what allowed us to enter to all the cities and countries where we are and where they know that Cleto Reyes gloves are reliable and of quality.
You must like your work, your family forms a fundamental base for support and for a working team and if you like it, you are going to put responsibility, honesty and you are going to dedicate yourself to it.
We work in a traditional way, for the most part, although we use sewing machines and instruments to cut and shape the leather, the process is by hand. The manufacture of the glove begins with the selection of leather because we cannot allow a glove in full combat to break.
The summary of our history in one sentence:
We have never had to pay for someone to put on our gloves.
“They use them because they feel safe, they know they are going to knock out, it is a filler that will protect both their fist and the rival,” says Alberto Reyes