Robin Reid (boxer)

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Robin Reid
Statistics
Nickname(s)
  • The Reaper Man
  • Grim Reaper
Rated at Super-middleweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach 76 in (193 cm)
Nationality British
Born (1971-02-19)19 February 1971
Sefton, Merseyside, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 42
Wins by KO 29
Losses 8
Draws 1

Robin Reid (born 19 February 1971) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2012. He held the WBC super-middleweight title from 1996 to 1997, and the IBO super-middleweight title from 2004 to 2005. As an amateur, Reid represented Great Britain at 1992 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the light-middleweight division.

Amateur career[edit]

Highlights[edit]

  • 1988 2nd at Light Middleweight at Junior Tournament in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Lost to Marco Theuer of Germany in the final[1]
  • 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:

Professional career[edit]

Reid began his professional career in 1993 and quickly became a popular British fighter.[2] 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[3] and Silvio Branco.

In 2003 Reid faced IBF and WBA super middleweight title holder Sven Ottke, who took a narrow and highly disputed unanimous decision over Reid.[4] 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-middleweight 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.”[5]

Reid competed in the super middleweight prizefighter competition on 23 March 2011, losing in his first fight via unanimous decision to Tobias Webb.

Life outside of boxing[edit]

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'.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
51 fights 42 wins 8 losses
By knockout 29 3
By decision 13 5
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
51 Loss 42–8–1 Kenny Anderson TKO 5 (12), 2:45 20 Oct 2012 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England For vacant British super-middleweight title
50 Win 42–7–1 Daniel Cadman TKO 5 (8), 1:20 28 Jan 2012 York Hall, London, England
49 Win 41–7–1 Wayne Reed TKO 4 (6), 2:52 25 Jun 2011 Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England
48 Loss 40–7–1 Tobias Webb UD 3 23 Mar 2011 Olympia, Liverpool, England Prizefighter 17: super-middleweight quarter-final
47 Win 40–6–1 Jamie Ambler PTS 4 26 Feb 2011 De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton, England
46 Loss 39–6–1 Carl Froch RTD 5 (12), 3:00 9 Nov 2007 Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, England For British super-middleweight title
45 Win 39–5–1 Jesse Brinkley UD 8 30 Mar 2007 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England
44 Loss 38–5–1 Jeff Lacy RTD 7 (12), 3:00 6 Aug 2006 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, US Lost IBO super-middleweight title;
For IBF super-middleweight title
43 Win 38–4–1 Ramdane Serdjane PTS 6 13 Feb 2005 International Centre, Brentwood, England
42 Win 37–4–1 Brian Magee UD 12 26 Jun 2004 Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland Won IBO super-middleweight title
41 Loss 36–4–1 Sven Ottke UD 12 13 Dec 2003 Nuremberg Arena, Nuremberg, Germany For WBA (Super) and IBF super-middleweight titles
40 Win 36–3–1 Dmitry Adamovich KO 4 (8), 1:21 24 Oct 2003 York Hall, London, England
39 Win 35–3–1 Willard Lewis TKO 6 (8), 2:33 4 Oct 2003 Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany
38 Win 34–3–1 Enrique Campos TKO 8 (8) 5 Apr 2003 Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
37 Win 33–3–1 Mondli Mbonambi TKO 2 (10), 2:06 29 Nov 2002 Olympia, Liverpool, England
36 Win 32–3–1 Francisco Antonio Mora UD 12 10 Jul 2002 Wembley Conference Centre, London, England Retained WBF super-middleweight title
35 Win 31–3–1 Julio César Vásquez UD 12 19 Dec 2001 SkyDome Arena, Coventry, England Retained WBF super-middleweight title
34 Win 30–3–1 Jorge Andres Sclarandi KO 3 (12) 20 Oct 2001 Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland Retained WBF super-middleweight title
33 Win 29–3–1 Soon Botes TKO 4 (12), 2:58 14 Jul 2001 Olympia, Liverpool, England Retained WBF super-middleweight title
32 Win 28–3–1 Roman Babaev TKO 3 (12), 2:54 19 May 2001 Wembley Arena, London, England Retained WBF super-middleweight title
31 Win 27–3–1 Mike Gormley TKO 1 (12) 8 Dec 2000 Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London, England Won vacant WBF super-middleweight title
30 Loss 26–3–1 Silvio Branco UD 12 24 Jun 2000 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland For WBU super-middleweight title
29 Loss 26–2–1 Joe Calzaghe SD 12 13 Feb 1999 Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England For WBO super-middleweight title
28 Win 26–1–1 Graham Townsend TKO 6 (8), 2:42 18 Apr 1998 NYNEX Arena, Manchester, England
27 Loss 25–1–1 Thulani Malinga UD 12 19 Dec 1997 London Arena, London, England Lost WBC super-middleweight title
26 Win 25–0–1 Hacine Cherifi SD 12 11 Sep 1997 Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, England Retained WBC super-middleweight title
25 Win 24–0–1 Henry Wharton MD 12 3 May 1997 NYNEX Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBC super-middleweight title
24 Win 23–0–1 Giovanni Pretorius KO 7 (12), 2:10 8 Feb 1997 London Arena, London, England Retained WBC super-middleweight title
23 Win 22–0–1 Vincenzo Nardiello TKO 7 (12), 2:59 12 Oct 1996 Mediolanum Forum, Assago, Italy Won WBC super-middleweight title
22 Win 21–0–1 Donnie Penelton TKO 4 (8) 31 Aug 1996 Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
21 Win 20–0–1 Mark Lee Dawson KO 5 (8) 8 Jun 1996 Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England
20 Win 19–0–1 Hunter Clay TKO 1 (8) 26 Apr 1996 Institute of Sport, Cardiff, Wales
19 Win 18–0–1 Andy Flute TKO 7 (8) 16 Mar 1996 Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
18 Win 17–0–1 Paul Mason KO 2 (8), 1:08 26 Jan 1996 Metropole Hotel, Brighton, England
17 Win 16–0–1 Danny Juma PTS 8 10 Nov 1995 Moorways Sports Centre, Derby, England
16 Win 15–0–1 Trevor Ambrose KO 5 (6) 15 Sep 1995 Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England
15 Win 14–0–1 John Duckworth PTS 8 22 Jul 1995 London Arena, London, England
14 Win 13–0–1 Martin Jolley KO 1 (8), 0:41 10 Jun 1995 G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England
13 Win 12–0–1 Steve Goodwin KO 1 (8) 6 May 1995 Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, England
12 Win 11–0–1 Marvin O'Brien TKO 6 (8), 2:47 4 Mar 1995 Forum, Livingston, Scotland
11 Win 10–0–1 Bruno Wuestenberghs TKO 1 (8) 4 Feb 1995 National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
10 Win 9–0–1 Chris Richards TKO 3 (6), 0:29 19 Nov 1994 National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
9 Win 8–0–1 Andrew Jervis TKO 1 (6) 17 Aug 1994 Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England
8 Win 7–0–1 Andrew Furlong KO 2 (6), 2:40 4 Jun 1994 National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
7 Win 6–0–1 Kesem Clayton TKO 1 (6) 9 Apr 1994 Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England
6 Draw 5–0–1 Danny Juma PTS 6 18 Dec 1993 Manchester, England
5 Win 5–0 Ernie Loveridge PTS 4 9 Oct 1993 Old Trafford, Manchester, England
4 Win 4–0 Jose Angel Garcia PTS 6 10 Sep 1993 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, US
3 Win 3–0 Andrew Furlong PTS 6 10 Apr 1993 Swansea, Wales
2 Win 2–0 Julian Eavis TKO 2 (4), 2:02 6 Mar 1993 Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
1 Win 1–0 Mark Lee Dawson TKO 1 (4) 27 Feb 1993 Goresbrook Leisure Centre, London, England Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Junior Tournament - Bratislava, Czechoslovakia - June 1988, International Junior Tournament Results. Bratislava, 1988.
  2. ^ Sheehan, Pat. The Sun. London http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/article136098.ece.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Reid’s plea for a Scouse crunch, Liverpool Echo, 2009-01-24, Retrieved on 2009-03-08 .
  6. ^ "British Council: The British Films Catalogue". 

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Sporting positions
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Mads Larsen
WBF super-middleweight champion
8 December 2000 – 2003
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
William Gare
Preceded by
Brian Magee
IBO super-middleweight champion
26 June 2004 – 6 August 2005
Succeeded by
Jeff Lacy
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by
Vincenzo Nardiello
WBC super-middleweight champion
12 October 1996 – 19 December 1997
Succeeded by
Thulane Malinga