EDINBURGH’s super middleweight warrior KENNY ANDERSON defeated Latvian RUSLANS POJONISEVS in Liverpool on Saturday night as he continues to wait for his shot at GEORGE GROVES’ British title.
The 29-year-old was a late addition to Steve Wood’s bill at the Olympia thanks to Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport and got another opportunity to warm-up for his future challenge.
Anderson won the bout 60-53 on points and dominated every round of the fight, flooring Pojonisevs with a stinging hook to the body. However, Pojonisevs held on until the sixth and final round meaning this was Anderson’s first points victory since defeating Patrick Mendy in 2010, having stopped his last five opponents.
The deadline for the purse bids for the Groves-Anderson fight is July 11 and the British Boxing Board of Control has stated that the fight must take place before the end of September.
The 24-year-old Groves was supposed to defend his title against Anderson at Wembley Arena in March but pulled out days before the fight citing injury. Groves was then scheduled to face WBO champion Robert Stieglitz but injury again forced him to withdraw, leaving the fight with Anderson up in the air.