|Brian Rose of Blackpool|
Brian Rose the British light-middleweight contender plans to match Blackpool football clubs rise to the Premier League, with his own brand of championship winning form in the boxing ring.
|Brian Rose vs Jason Rushton by Sean Keating|
Rose won the fight with a 10th round stoppage over the tough Yorkshire man, and although Rushton looked fine when leaving the ring, he later collapsed outside the dressing room and was rushed to hospital, and put into a drug-induced coma as the result of bleeding on the brain.
“I was devastated when it happened, absolutely gutted, I’m still gutted for Jason now, but Ive had to get over the fact that it wasn’t my fault. At first I was blaming myself, so I’ve had a bit of time out to think about it and I’m ready to fight again now” said Rose.
“I went to see Jason just after it had happened with my trainer Bobby Rimmer, and I burst into tears and walked out. I went to see him too soon I think, that’s why I didn’t go back again, Jason’s girlfriend and my trainer were brilliant and made me feel so much better about it”. added Rose.
“Sam Webb is really fit, he is a talented boxer, but I definitely think I’ve got it in my locker to beat him, all I’ve got to do is match his fitness and technically I think I’m better than him. On paper its a fifty, fifty fight, but to me, I think I can definitely win that fight.” said Rose.
“The British title means the world to me, ever since the age of nine as an amateur, I went on to box for England and in the four nations, but to win the British title would just top everything off. Ive always said that if I ever even boxed for the British title Id be over the moon, but hopefully I can win it, and then who knows, European titles, but I’m not looking past Max Maxwell at the moment.” he added.
By Chris Maylett for www.britishboxers.co.uk
Huddersfield Boxing Bill, 28th May 2010