Shaun Anderson
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First Professional Fight On the cover of KO Magazine Scottish Bantam Weight Champion

Maybole Boxing Club. Click here to view full size with names.

Maybole 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. On 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 32yrs old.

Click here to view full size.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. The TV commentators said I had no chance and I would not last 2 or 3 rounds ....

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 an Email

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Maybole Boxing Club

Shaun at Twelve Years Old with some of his tropies. Click here to view full size. Programme of Shaun's Commonwealth Title Fight. Click here to view full size.

 Twelve Years Old

   Title Programme

The Title Belt

Shaun and Deborah with children Jordan and Christy. Click here to view full size.

Christy, Deborah, Shaun and Jordon