2003-12-13 Sven Ottke w pts 12 Robin Reid, The Arena, Nuremburg, Germany - IBF/WBA

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2003-12-13 Sven Ottke w pts 12 Robin Reid, The Arena, Nuremburg, Germany - IBF/WBA. Referee: Roger Tillemann. Scorecards: 115-112, 115-112, 117-111. Yet again Ottke (168) successfully defended his title on home turf when all seemed lost, this time against the unlucky Reid (168). With the referee taking centre stage virtually throughout, warning Reid continuously and ignoring what seemed to be a perfectly good knockdown when Ottke was floored in the sixth, it turned into an untidy affair. The sixth also saw Reid deducted a point for an accidental head butt after Ottke had theatrically dropped to the ground. From the seventh through to the 12th the action became more and more untidy, which suited Ottke more than it did Reid, and the German just about got his nose in front.

On 19 January 2004, Anthony Mundine retained the WBA ‘second tier’ title with a fifth-round stoppage win over Yoshinori Nishizawa at the Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia.