Thursday, August 27, 2009

British Scene Prospect Watch: Kenny Anderson

Dave Oakes continues his look at the top young fighters in Britain, with a profile of Edinburgh's Kenny Anderson.

Kenny Anderson

A hard punching Scottish super-middleweight who’s currently 10-0 with 7 stoppages.

The Positives:

Boxes in a classic style, he works off the jab very well and throws a beautiful straight right whilst keeping his chin tucked down to his chest. He carries respectable power, looks to have a solid chin and is another fighter with good amateur pedigree.

The Negatives:

Is known to be lackadaisical when it comes to training and has had problems outside the ring, including being charged with attempted murder a couple of months ago. The charges were dropped due to lack of evidence but you have to question him as to why he allowed himself to be put into that position.

The Future:

With the attempted murder charges dropped, he should be looking to keep himself out of trouble and concentrate fully on his career. At 26, he should be trying to manoeuvre himself into a position to challenge for the British title in the next twelve to eighteen months. Fights against Paul David, Tony Salem and Tony Dodson would all be beneficial to him at this stage of his career. A potential meeting with fellow Scot Stevie McGuire is already being talked about with great excitement north of the border.

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Previous Prospect Profiles

Don Broadhurst
Stephen Smith
Ryan Walsh
Jamie Cox
George Groves

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Anonymous said...

think you will find attempted murder charge still stands, only kenny anderson says all charges dropped, police say different!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well the police have not spent 6 years at law school, and where not present when Kenny Anderson was released from court with NO BAIL, with NO furthur court date. This is a case of mistaken identity the 8 witnesses who failed to identify him should tell you that.

Dave Oakes said...

I've got it on good authority that the charges have definately been dropped.