resident Shaun Anderson was a professional boxer for ten years until
2002. Shaun fought for 4 titles and was rated 4th in the British ratings
for a long while.
his web site you will find more photos of his title belt and medals
from the Scottish Boxing Hall of Fame. Shaun was awarded a
Scroll of Appreciation
in a ceremony in 1999 in Maybole Town Hall in appreciation for the recognition he
has brought to the town of Maybole through his boxing career.
I started boxing at twelve
with the Maybole club under William Docherty. ("wee doc" to everyone
that knew him) . Then he packed it in after a few years and I had to
as well. I had to wait until I could drive before I could take it up
again and that was when I was eighteen. At the age of 18 I started training at Maharg Boxing Gym in Glasgow. My
trainer Arthur Melrose was with me till I retired at the age of
Commonwealth Title Fight
This was only my 14th pro fight and I got only 6 days notice for
this fight also I had never boxed 3 minute rounds before this fight.
Previously I had only boxed 6x2mins or 8x2mins so this was a big
step up in rounds but an even bigger step up in class as Johnny
Armour had 10KO`s in 16 fights and he had 4 successive title fights
behind him, so this was a massive test for me.
TV commentators said I had no chance and I would not last 2 or 3
I'm married to Deborah and
we have two kids, Jordan 9yrs and Christy 8yrs. Although I've
retired from boxing now, I still work out and run my own gym, so not
a soft lad yet;-)))) I still also help Arthur Melrose, my pro boxing
ex trainer to train his fighters at the gym I trained at for most of
my Pro Fights.
Shaun Anderson (Mar
2004) For more visit
Shaun's website or sent