Robin Reid former super middleweight World champion SIGNED promotional photo measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" mounted and presented in removable frame.
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Robin Reid (born February 19, 1971 in Sefton, England) Also known as the "Grim Reaper", won the Light Middleweight Bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics for Great Britain.
Reid began his professional career in 1993 and quickly became a popular British fighter. In 1996, he captured the WBC 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, and his career then began to sag. He then lost decisions to Joe Calzaghe and Silvio Branco, but went on a winning streak to lead him to IBF and WBA Super Middleweight Title holder Sven Ottke, who took a narrow and extremely controversial 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 in controversial circumstances.
Lacy's people messed Robin around by not helping him set up training facilities, Reid had to do his training mostly in his hotel room or by the swimming pool, as a result of this he wasn't in top shape mentally or physically. Reid was illegally hit on a break in round 5 and was floored for the first time as a professional. The ref did nothing, no point deductions and no time to recover, the fight continued and again Reid was floored just at the end of the 5th, he went down again in round 6 and again at the end of the 7th His trainer Brian Hughes ended the fight in between rounds. Robin Reid recently breathed new life into his quest for another title shot by beating Jessie Brinkley the highly acclaimed boxer from the contender series in the USA v UK Contender series.
After suffering a KO defeat at the hands of Carl Froch in Nottingham in November 2007 Reid has decided to hang up his gloves. After apparently dislocating his shoulder during the fight. He also revealed that he was engaged and planning to get married.