Boxing coach Bobby Rimmer says it is the right time for his charge Brian ‘The Lion’ Rose to be stepped up into world class and test his skills with the best around, on the way to achieving the dream; of claiming a world title. Next up for Rose (22-1-1) is American former world champion Joachim Alcine which will take place on a big Matchroom card in Roses’ home town, at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on April 20.
British light-middleweight champion Rose, 28, won the Lonsdale belt outright in his last fight against Sam Webb. A win against Alcine will almost likely see him relinquish the title of British champion in his quest to break the world top ten and let the domestic boxers on his tail fight for the vacant 11st belt.
Recently signing a promotional contract with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport, Bobby is confident the high flying promotional outfit can be as good as their word and propel ‘The lion’ into world title jungle and big fights. The journey starts with Alcine and Bobby tells British Boxers is thoughts on the fight, signing with Matchroom and the plans for a roaring future at Rimmer’s gym.