Anderson looking for George Groves rematch

Referee Dave Parris stops the fight between George Groves (left) and Kenny Anderson (centre)
Referee Dave Parris stops the fight between George Groves (left) and Kenny Anderson (centre)

PROLIFIC boxer Kenny Anderson is edging closer to a rematch with British number two super-middleweight George Groves.

The pair met on the Haye-Harrison undercard in November last year in a Commonwealth (British Empire) super-middleweight title clash, with Groves forcing a stoppage in the sixth round despite Anderson’s early dominance.

But the 28-year-old Scot, who lost his perfect record to Groves at Manchester’s MEN Arena, is back on track with convincing victories over Joe Rea, Lee Duncan and Paul Morby since.

Next up for Anderson is a bill-topping bout with Sheffield’s Wayne Reed at Colne Muni tomorrow night.

Boxing trainer and show promoter Kevin Maree said: “This weekend’s show promises to be our best ever at Colne. Topping the bill is Kenny Anderson, number one contender for the British super-middleweight title, who will go in against Wayne Reed from Sheffield.

“Every show at Colne I try to put one of my big names on, in the past I’ve put on Michael Gomez and Yassine El Maachi because it’s great for the local boxing fans to see up close these big names.

“This time it’s Kenny Anderson. I have huge hopes for Kenny, not just at British level. I’m convinced he’s a future world champion. This will be a tough test against Reed but once he has come through this we will be another step closer for the rematch we crave against George Groves.”

Maree added: “The show at Colne also gives us the chance to showcase some of the local talent. Everyone should look out for Luke Blackledge, he has been doing loads of sparring with Kenny for this fight and it’s brought him on a lot.”

Tickets for Friday Fight Night at Colne Muni are available on the door priced at £30.