Scotland’s Kenny Anderson won the vacant British super-middleweight title by stopping veteran Robin Reid inside five rounds at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night.
Reid set a good pace early on against the slower starting Anderson. At age 41,though, Reid held on quite a bit before unloading the more accurate shots to both head and body as Anderson failed to work out his range.
Reid was warned for low blows in round much to the annoyance of his co challenger. The fourth round a more even affair with both boxers landing hurtful punches. Reid found his target at will and landed some solid shot but Anderson never blinked and after another low blow by Reid in the fifth Anderson landed a crushing uppercut that forced Reid down onto one knee.
Reid took his time to recover and rose at nine but Anderson wasted no time in landing a right hook and right hand to stun Reid that eventually forced referee Ian John Lewis to stop the bout after 2.25 of the fifth round.
Speaking to Sky Sports afterwards a delighted Anderson said: "I’m happy now, I’m smiling. It’s been a long road but I’ve had great support.
"It’s a championship fight and I used championship style. I like to think I’ll improve and move on from this this."
October 20, 2012