Kenny Anderson ends Robin Reid's British title hopes

Scotland's Kenny Anderson took the vacant British super-middleweight title to end former world champion Robin Reid's hopes of a career renaissance.

Anderson stopped the 41-year-old former WBC champion in the fifth round of the fight in Sheffield.

The 29-year-old impressed as he stopped Reid 15 seconds short of the bell after Reid had seconds earlier dropped to his knees after an innocuous right-hander.

Reid started the round being docked a point for a third blow below the waist.

And it ended with Anderson finishing the bout in style, loading up a number of combinations behind his unerring left-hand jab.

The Commonwealth Games light-heavyweight gold medallist has now won 18 and lost one, a 2010 defeat by George Groves for the Commonwealth super middleweight title.

Englishman Reid, who had been back in the ring for three years after initially hanging up his gloves in 2007, now has a record of 42 wins, eight defeats and one draw.