Robin Reid (boxer)

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Robin Reid
Statistics
Nickname(s)
  • The Reaper Man
  • Grim Reaper
Weight(s)Super-middleweight
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach76 in (193 cm)
NationalityBritish
Born (1971-02-19) 19 February 1971 (age 48)
Sefton, Merseyside, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights51
Wins42
Wins by KO29
Losses8
Draws1

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. 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[2] 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.[3] 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.”[4]

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

Personal life[edit]

Reid is mixed race; he is half Jamaican.[5]

In 2010, Reid took over a lead role in the controversial movie Killer Bitch from the MMA fighter Alex Reid who had walked out of the film. His latest film role is in 'Mob Handed'.[6]

Reid still retains strong ties to professional boxing, acting as a judge. In September 2016 he joined the Advisory Board of the World Boxing Federation.[7]

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 United Kingdom Kenny Anderson TKO 5 (12), 2:45 20 Oct 2012 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England For vacant British super-middleweight title
50 Win 42–7–1 United Kingdom Daniel Cadman TKO 5 (8), 1:20 28 Jan 2012 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
49 Win 41–7–1 United Kingdom Wayne Reed TKO 4 (6), 2:52 25 Jun 2011 United Kingdom Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England
48 Loss 40–7–1 United Kingdom Tobias Webb UD 3 23 Mar 2011 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England Prizefighter 17: super-middleweight quarter-final
47 Win 40–6–1 United Kingdom Jamie Ambler PTS 4 26 Feb 2011 United Kingdom De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton, England
46 Loss 39–6–1 United Kingdom Carl Froch RTD 5 (12), 3:00 9 Nov 2007 United Kingdom Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, England For British super-middleweight title
45 Win 39–5–1 United States Jesse Brinkley UD 8 30 Mar 2007 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England
44 Loss 38–5–1 United States Jeff Lacy RTD 7 (12), 3:00 6 Aug 2005 United States St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, U.S. Lost IBO super-middleweight title;
For IBF super-middleweight title
43 Win 38–4–1 Algeria Ramdane Serdjane PTS 6 13 Feb 2005 United Kingdom International Centre, Brentwood, England
42 Win 37–4–1 United Kingdom Brian Magee UD 12 26 Jun 2004 United Kingdom Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland Won IBO super-middleweight title
41 Loss 36–4–1 Germany Sven Ottke UD 12 13 Dec 2003 Germany Nuremberg Arena, Nuremberg, Germany For WBA (Super) and IBF super-middleweight titles
40 Win 36–3–1 Belarus Dmitry Adamovich KO 4 (8), 1:21 24 Oct 2003 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
39 Win 35–3–1 Canada Willard Lewis TKO 6 (8), 2:33 4 Oct 2003 Germany Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany
38 Win 34–3–1 Uruguay Enrique Campos TKO 8 (8) 5 Apr 2003 Germany Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
37 Win 33–3–1 South Africa Mondli Mbonambi TKO 2 (10), 2:06 29 Nov 2002 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England
36 Win 32–3–1 Argentina Francisco Antonio Mora UD 12 10 Jul 2002 United Kingdom Wembley Conference Centre, London, England Retained WBF (Federation) super-middleweight title
35 Win 31–3–1 Argentina Julio César Vásquez UD 12 19 Dec 2001 United Kingdom SkyDome Arena, Coventry, England Retained WBF (Federation) super-middleweight title
34 Win 30–3–1 Argentina Jorge Andres Sclarandi KO 3 (12) 20 Oct 2001 United Kingdom Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland Retained WBF (Federation) super-middleweight title
33 Win 29–3–1 South Africa Soon Botes TKO 4 (12), 2:58 14 Jul 2001 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England Retained WBF (Federation) super-middleweight title
32 Win 28–3–1 Russia Roman Babaev TKO 3 (12), 2:54 19 May 2001 United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England Retained WBF (Federation) super-middleweight title
31 Win 27–3–1 United Kingdom Mike Gormley TKO 1 (12) 8 Dec 2000 United Kingdom Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London, England Won vacant WBF (Federation) super-middleweight title
30 Loss 26–3–1 Italy Silvio Branco UD 12 24 Jun 2000 United Kingdom Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland For WBU super-middleweight title
29 Loss 26–2–1 United Kingdom Joe Calzaghe SD 12 13 Feb 1999 United Kingdom Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England For WBO super-middleweight title
28 Win 26–1–1 United Kingdom Graham Townsend TKO 6 (8), 2:42 18 Apr 1998 United Kingdom NYNEX Arena, Manchester, England
27 Loss 25–1–1 South Africa Thulani Malinga UD 12 19 Dec 1997 United Kingdom London Arena, London, England Lost WBC super-middleweight title
26 Win 25–0–1 France Hacine Cherifi SD 12 11 Sep 1997 United Kingdom Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, England Retained WBC super-middleweight title
25 Win 24–0–1 United Kingdom Henry Wharton MD 12 3 May 1997 United Kingdom NYNEX Arena, Manchester, England Retained WBC super-middleweight title
24 Win 23–0–1 South Africa Giovanni Pretorius KO 7 (12), 2:10 8 Feb 1997 United Kingdom London Arena, London, England Retained WBC super-middleweight title
23 Win 22–0–1 Italy Vincenzo Nardiello TKO 7 (12), 2:59 12 Oct 1996 Italy Mediolanum Forum, Assago, Italy Won WBC super-middleweight title
22 Win 21–0–1 United States Donnie Penelton TKO 4 (8) 31 Aug 1996 Republic of Ireland Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
21 Win 20–0–1 United Kingdom Mark Lee Dawson KO 5 (8) 8 Jun 1996 United Kingdom Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England
20 Win 19–0–1 Nigeria Hunter Clay TKO 1 (8) 26 Apr 1996 United Kingdom Institute of Sport, Cardiff, Wales
19 Win 18–0–1 United Kingdom Andy Flute TKO 7 (8) 16 Mar 1996 United Kingdom Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
18 Win 17–0–1 United Kingdom Paul Mason KO 2 (8), 1:08 26 Jan 1996 United Kingdom Metropole Hotel, Brighton, England
17 Win 16–0–1 United Kingdom Danny Juma PTS 8 10 Nov 1995 United Kingdom Moorways Sports Centre, Derby, England
16 Win 15–0–1 United Kingdom Trevor Ambrose KO 5 (6) 15 Sep 1995 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England
15 Win 14–0–1 United Kingdom John Duckworth PTS 8 22 Jul 1995 United Kingdom London Arena, London, England
14 Win 13–0–1 United Kingdom Martin Jolley KO 1 (8), 0:41 10 Jun 1995 United Kingdom G-Mex Centre, Manchester, England
13 Win 12–0–1 United Kingdom Steve Goodwin KO 1 (8) 6 May 1995 United Kingdom Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, England
12 Win 11–0–1 United Kingdom Marvin O'Brien TKO 6 (8), 2:47 4 Mar 1995 United Kingdom Forum, Livingston, Scotland
11 Win 10–0–1 Belgium Bruno Wuestenberghs TKO 1 (8) 4 Feb 1995 United Kingdom National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
10 Win 9–0–1 United Kingdom Chris Richards TKO 3 (6), 0:29 19 Nov 1994 United Kingdom National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
9 Win 8–0–1 United Kingdom Andrew Jervis TKO 1 (6) 17 Aug 1994 United Kingdom Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England
8 Win 7–0–1 United Kingdom Andrew Furlong KO 2 (6), 2:40 4 Jun 1994 United Kingdom National Ice Rink, Cardiff, Wales
7 Win 6–0–1 United Kingdom Kesem Clayton TKO 1 (6) 9 Apr 1994 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Mansfield, England
6 Draw 5–0–1 United Kingdom Danny Juma PTS 6 18 Dec 1993 United Kingdom Wythenshawe Forum, Manchester, England
5 Win 5–0 United Kingdom Ernie Loveridge PTS 4 9 Oct 1993 United Kingdom Old Trafford, Manchester, England
4 Win 4–0 United States Jose Angel Garcia PTS 6 10 Sep 1993 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United Kingdom Andrew Furlong PTS 6 10 Apr 1993 United Kingdom Dillwyn Llewelyn Centre, Swansea, Wales
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Julian Eavis TKO 2 (4), 2:02 6 Mar 1993 United Kingdom Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Mark Lee Dawson TKO 1 (4) 27 Feb 1993 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, London, England

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Junior Tournament - Bratislava, Czechoslovakia - June 1988, International Junior Tournament Results. Bratislava, 1988.
  2. ^ "Robin Reid still convinced he beat Joe Calzaghe in Newcastle fight 16 years ago". 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Robbed Reid is furious". 12 August 2004.
  4. ^ Reid’s plea for a Scouse crunch, Liverpool Echo, 2009-01-24, Retrieved on 2009-03-08 .
  5. ^ Robin Reid [@RobReid_Boxer] (10 August 2015). "@DarrenBarker82 @clintridleybox @Brian_Magee @RealJoeCalzaghe Don't need a sunbed pal, I'm half Jamaican, mixed race 👊🏽😃" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "British Council: The British Films Catalogue".[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "WBF  |  World Boxing Federation".

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Sporting positions
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Mads Larsen
WBF (Federation)
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
Thulani Malinga