Last weekend many British boxing will have seen once beaten Kenny Anderson (18-1, 13) defeat former world champion Robin Reid (42-8-1, 29) though what many may now know about Reid is that the "Grim Reaper" was once "Randy Robin".

Robin Reid's professional career started around 20 years ago following a very successful amateur career. As an amateur Reid had claimed not only an Olympic medal (Bronze in 1992) but had also come runner up in the Junior World Championships (1989) and had also won the Canada Cup (1992).

Following his amateur success Reid turned professional and debuted in 1993 as a very good looking guy (I'm not scared of my sexuality dammit!)

In 1996 Reid would go on to claim the WBC Super Middleweight title, a belt he would defend 3 times before suffering his first career loss (a decision loss to Thulani Malinga). Sadly for Reid his career started to suffer after than with losses to both Joe Calzaghe (in a WBO Super Middleweight title bout) and Italian Silvio Branco.

Despite suffering 3 losses in close succession Reid continued to fight on and in 2003 earned a chance at both the WBA and IBF world titles against controversial German Sven Ottke. Sadly against Ottke, Reid was fighting the referee almost as much as the crafty German and would sadly lose a very highly debated decision. Since then Reid has only managed to fight once for a world title, losing a 7th round TKO to Jeff Lacy in 2005. Despite the loss to Lacy, Reid has continued to box, on and off at a lower level including twice losing bouts for the British super middleweight title (including one to Carl Froch, as well as the previously mentioned Anderson bout).

So with everyone now knowing about Robin Reid's boxing career...lets look at the other side of Robin Reid, the side that made good use of his handsome looks.

As well as knowing his way around the ring, Reid also knew his way around the catwalk as he did some part time modelling. This was of course different to what you'd expect to see from a boxer, however with Reid's smouldering looks there was little doubt that he could have done modeling instead of boxing.

The story of Reid's modeling takes a twist however when you read that he did some pornographic stills, yes I know it's a hard (haha) story to believe. These were taken sometime after the fight with Calzaghe but before the Lacy fight (presumably in 2004 or 2005) and featured in an obscure magazine.

Incidentally several years after the porn shoot Reid was featured in the movie "Killer Bitch" (which also featured MMA fighter Alex Reid), a movie that featured more than it's fair share of sexual content and was described as pornographic it's self.

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