Robin Reid (boxer)

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Robin Reid
Real name Robin Reid
Nickname(s) The Reaper Man
Grim Reaper
Rated at Super middleweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality England English
Born (1971-02-19)19 February 1971
Sefton, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 42
Wins by KO 29
Losses 8
Draws 1
No contests 0
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  United Kingdom
Men's Boxing
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Light Middleweight

Robin Reid (born 19 February 1971 in Sefton, England) is a British boxer[1] 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.


Amateur career[edit]

  • 1988 2nd at Light Middleweight at Junior Tournament in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Lost to Marco Theuer of Germany in the final[2]
  • 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

Professional career[edit]

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.”[3]

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[edit]

39 Wins (27 knockouts, 12 decisions), 6 Losses, 1 Draws[4]
Res. Opponent Type Rd., T Location Notes
Loss Carl Froch Retired 5 2007-11-09 England Nottingham, England
Win Jesse Brinkley Decision (unanimous) 8 2007-03-30 England Newcastle, England
Loss Jeff Lacy Retired 7 2005-08-06 United States Tampa, United States Fight was for IBF/IBO super middleweight title.
Win Ramdane Serdjane Decision (unanimous) 6 2005-02-13 England Brentwood, England
Win Brian Magee Decision (unanimous) 12 2004-06-26 United Kingdom Belfast, Northern Ireland
Loss Sven Ottke Decision (unanimous) 12 2003-12-13 Germany Nuremberg, Germany
Win Dmitry Adamovich KO 4 2003-10-24 England London, England
Win Willard Lewis TKO 6 2003-12-04 Germany Zwickau, Germany
Win ArgentinaJulio Cesar Vasquez UD 12 2001-12-19 United Kingdom Skydome, Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win ArgentinaJorge Sclarandi KO 3 2001-10-20 Scotland Glasgow, Scotland


In 2010, Reid took over a lead role in the controversial movie Killer Bitch from the cage fighter Alex Reid who had walked out of the film. His latest film role is in 'Mob Handed'.[5]


  1. ^ Sheehan, Pat. The Sun (London)  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ International Junior Tournament - Bratislava, Czechoslovakia - June 1988, International Junior Tournament Results. Bratislava, 1988.
  3. ^ Reid’s plea for a Scouse crunch, Liverpool Echo, 2009-01-24, Retrieved on 2009-03-08 .
  4. ^ "Professional boxing record for Robin Reid". 
  5. ^ "British Council: The British Films Catalogue". 

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Preceded by
Vincenzo Nardiello
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
12 October 1996–19 December 1997
Succeeded by
Thulane Malinga
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Brian Magee
World Super Middleweight Champion
IBO recognition

6 June 2004 - 6 August 2005
Succeeded by
Jeff Lacy