McDermott lives up to his reputation with second round victory

HEAVYWEIGHT John McDermott lived up to his massive reputation when he stopped knock-out specialist Pele Reid in the second round at York Hall on Friday to become English champion. McDermott, a former St Pancras amateur star, was in a confident mood in the

HEAVYWEIGHT John McDermott lived up to his massive reputation when he stopped knock-out specialist Pele Reid in the second round at York Hall on Friday to become English champion.

McDermott, a former St Pancras amateur star, was in a confident mood in the lead-up to Friday's bout but knew he had to be at his best to beat Birmingham based Reid whose 19 wins incorporated 17 stoppages.

See Simon Jackson's report from the ringside in this week's Ham&High.