22nd October 2012
Kenny Anderson won the vacant British super-middleweight title by stopping former WBC champion Robin Reid in the fifth round at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on Saturday night.
Reid now 41-years-old didn’t give Anderson an easy nights work though and made him work hard for the win.
Reid looked determined to make things difficult for Anderson from the opening bell, holding and using every trick in the book to tie up and frustrate the Edinburgh man. Reid was warned for punching below the belt and eventually was deducted a point.
Anderson after taking some good shots from Reid especially to the body during the fight kept his composure to eventually wear down and stop Reid 15 seconds short of the bell after Reid had seconds earlier dropped to his knees after taking an hurtful right-hand.
“I’m happy now, I’m smiling. It’s been a long road but I’ve had great support,” said Anderson.
“They were reigning me back because I can be a bit gung ho but that’s the way we wanted to approach this fight.
“It’s a championship fight and I used championship style. I like to think I’ll improve and move on from this this.”
Post fight interview with Kenny Anderson