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D'Animal roars to a 2014 title shot
10:47am Thursday 5th December 2013 in Sport
REDDITCH super middleweight Andrew Robinson came through his final test to ensure a title shot next year.
The 29-year-old had far too much for Stoke’s Mark Till in Wolverhampton in a full-bloodied encounter.
Till has been suspended for 28 days as a health precaution as Robinson prevailed to win his ninth straight professional fight in a row.
Manager PJ Rowson has been so impressed by the Redditch puncher’s progress, he is deliberating whether to sign up the boxer to a British Masters or a Midlands Area title shot.
While the masters bout would see Robinson step up to a ten round fight for the first time in his professional career, winning a Midlands Area belt would open a pathway towards vying for English or British titles.
“Andy has really impressed me. It was a terrific fight and both men stood toe-to-toe,” he said.
“But Andy showed me something I had not expected when he fought inside.”
“We had said about a British Masters fight but he is ready for a Midlands area title shot."
Robinson, known as D’Animal, had turned down a chance to fight on the under card of the Carl Froch versus George Groves last weekend, when he was offered the chance to take on Commonwealth holder Rocky Fielding.
He was delighted with his display against the resilient Till as he maintained his 100 per cent professional record.
Robinson dominated from the start but was forced to get up close and personal to his opponent.
The boxer added: “I really enjoyed the fight because it was a different sort of test for me.
“I always felt in control and could have finished it at any time but I wanted to fight all four rounds.
“I have to take my hat off for Mark Till, he showed bravery and heart.”
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