Robin Reid (boxer)
|Real name||Robin Reid|
|Nickname(s)||The Reaper Man
|Rated at||Super middleweight|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
19 February 1971|
|Wins by KO||29|
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for United Kingdom|
|Bronze||1992 Barcelona||Light Middleweight|
Robin Reid (born 19 February 1971 in Sefton, England) is a British boxer whose greatest successes came in the world of boxing when winning the light middleweight bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Great Britain, and the WBC super middleweight title in 1996.
- 1988 2nd at Light Middleweight at Junior Tournament in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Lost to Marco Theuer of Germany in the final
- 1989 2nd at Light Middleweight at Junior World Championships in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Lost to Leonides Bedey of Cuba in the final on points.
- 1990 3rd at Light Middleweight in ABA championships
- 1991 fought as a Light Middleweight at World Championships in Sydney, Australia. Results were:
- 1992 1st place at Canada Cup as a Light Middleweight. Results were:
- Won the Light Middleweight bronze medal for Great Britain at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Results were:
Reid began his professional career in 1993 and quickly became a popular British fighter. In 1996, he captured the World Boxing Council super middleweight title by defeating Vincenzo Nardiello by a TKO in 7. He then successfully defended his title three times, including a victory over Hacine Cherifi. Reid then lost his title to Thulani Malinga via a unanimous decision. He then lost decisions to Joe Calzaghe and Silvio Branco.
In 2003 Reid faced IBF and WBA super middleweight title holder Sven Ottke, who took a narrow decision over Reid. In 2005, Reid landed a shot at IBF super middleweight title holder Jeff Lacy, who dominated him and won via an 8th round TKO.
After the Lacy fight, Reid beat Jessie Brinkley and then suffered a knockout defeat at the hands of Carl Froch in a British super-midleweight fight in November 2007, he announced his decision to retire soon after this fight.
In January 2009 Reid said on Liverpool's City Talk radio station that he would like to come out of retirement and fight Tony Dodson for the British super-middleweight title, providing Dodson overcomes Brian Magee on 28 March at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside.
“I would love to fight Tony Dodson for the British super-middleweight title at the ECHO Arena, no disrespect to Tony as I think he is a great fighter, but I have never held the Lonsdale Belt and would love the chance to put it around my waist.
“Obviously, I feel like I still have something left to offer the sport and a fight with Tony in Liverpool – two Scousers going at it for the British title – would be the fight that Liverpool fight fans would want to see most.”
Reid competed in the super middleweight prizefighter competition on the 23 March 2011, losing in his first fight via unanimous decision to Tobias Webb.
Professional boxing record
|39 Wins (27 knockouts, 12 decisions), 6 Losses, 1 Draws|
|Loss||Carl Froch||Retired||5||2007-11-09||Nottingham, England|
|Win||Jesse Brinkley||Decision (unanimous)||8||2007-03-30||Newcastle, England|
|Loss||Jeff Lacy||Retired||7||2005-08-06||Tampa, United States||Fight was for IBF/IBO super middleweight title.|
|Win||Ramdane Serdjane||Decision (unanimous)||6||2005-02-13||Brentwood, England|
|Win||Brian Magee||Decision (unanimous)||12||2004-06-26||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Loss||Sven Ottke||Decision (unanimous)||12||2003-12-13||Nuremberg, Germany|
|Win||Dmitry Adamovich||KO||4||2003-10-24||London, England|
|Win||Willard Lewis||TKO||6||2003-12-04||Zwickau, Germany|
|Win||Julio Cesar Vasquez||UD||12||2001-12-19||Skydome, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom|
|Win||Jorge Sclarandi||KO||3||2001-10-20||Glasgow, Scotland|
- Sheehan, Pat. The Sun (London) http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/article136098.ece
|url=missing title (help).
- International Junior Tournament - Bratislava, Czechoslovakia - June 1988, International Junior Tournament Results. Bratislava, 1988.
- Reid’s plea for a Scouse crunch, Liverpool Echo, 2009-01-24, Retrieved on 2009-03-08 .
- "Professional boxing record for Robin Reid".
- "British Council: The British Films Catalogue".
|WBC Super Middleweight Champion
12 October 1996–19 December 1997
|Titles in pretence|
|World Super Middleweight Champion
6 June 2004 - 6 August 2005