Brian Rose (boxer)
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Born||15 February 1985|
|Wins by KO||8|
Brian Rose (born 15 February 1985) is a British professional boxer. He challenged once for the WBO light middleweight title in 2014. At regional level, he held the British light middleweight title from 2011 to 2012.
Rose began boxing aged 9 when Dad (Eddie) started him on the path of becoming a boxer due to his hyper activity. It was early on when Eddie was informed that his son was a bit of a natural and so it came to pass that his first amateur fight came just aged 11. He lost, but it didn't put him off and he went on to have 90 amateur fights winning 78 of them and boxing for England. Over 30 of these fights were in different places around the world, the most memorable being in New Delhi, India.
Rose became 6 time national champion, earned a bronze in the European cadet championships and loved every minute of the amateur boxing life and so he took the obvious but difficult decision to turn professional and concentrate full-time on being a boxer.
Rose's professional debut came on 14 December 2005 with a victory over Geraint Harvey at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool. Another 14 bouts were fought and won (with the exception of 1 draw) before the moment in Brian's career that he describes as his 'lowest moment' whilst fighting for the Central Area Title. Having beaten Jason Rushton at the Bolton Arena in Bolton on 23 October 2009 to win the title, Rose was horrified to learn that Rushton had been rushed to hospital following his collapse in the dressing room after the 10th round stoppage. His opponent was placed in a drug induced coma whilst a bleed on the brain was repaired. This had a detrimental effect on Rose's state of mind. In his next fight he was knocked to the canvas by Max Maxwell at the Leisure Centre Huddersfield. After Rose's only professional defeat to date, he fought Terry Carruthers at the Velodrome in Manchester before getting a shot at the vacant English Title.
English Light Middleweight Title
Rose earned a shot at the English title when he fought Lee Noble at George Carnall Leisure Centre, Davyhulme, Manchester on 21 November 2010. He won by unanimous decision after 10 rounds of boxing and was faced with the prospect of defending the title, 6 months later, against the undefeated Martin Welsh at Medway Park Leisure Centre, Gillingham on 13 May 2011. After another successful bout, this time a victory by TKO in the 8th round of the contest, Rose was given the opportunity of a shot at the British Title fighting Prince Arron.
British Light Middleweight Title
Rose fought Prince Arron on 3 December 2011 at Robin Park Centre, Wigan and was awarded a unanimous decision by a dominant points margin. 31 March 2012 saw the first defence of the title and a long overdue return to home soil with the fight taking place at Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The opponent the only man to have beaten 'the lion' Max Maxwell. Rose won a convincing unanimous points decision after 12 rounds.
Next to take on 'the Lion' was Scot Kris Carslaw on 2 June 2012 at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester. Rose won what has been describes as a 'nip and tuck affair' although the Scot had been cut early in the fight in the 3rd round. In his next fight, which was described as a bout to keep the champion 'ticking over' Brian beat the former World champion Vivian Harris again at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool by way of 3rd-round knockout.
The 3rd defence of Rose's title came against former champion and mandatory challenger Sam Webb on 14 December 2012 again back on home soil at Winter Gardens, Blackpool. This was to be a spicy bout after Webb had accused the champion of evading him after a previous date had fallen through and Rose had fought Vivian Harris instead. On being accused by Webb as being 'a bottler' Rose responded, "I'm not a bottler, I'll fight anyone, I want the belt outright so fighting Sam Webb is perfect for me. I'd beat Sam 9 times out of 10 so why wouldn't I want that fight? ... he need to take his frustration out on promoters not me." The champion won with a unanimous decision having provided the challenger with what was described as 'more eye catching work' an such retained the Lonsdale Belt.
WBO Intercontinental Title
After joining Eddie Hearn at Matchroom, Rose fought for the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt against faded former World Champion in Joachim Alcine. The bout was won by TKO in the final round and provided Rose with the 7th KO of his career. Although it was largely meaningless yet propelled him to 4th in the WBO rankings and applied pressure on the then-champion to give Rose a shot at the title.
WBO title fight
Rose faced the 5th ranked WBO contender, Argentine, Javier Maciel, in a world title eliminator at Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield on the undercard of Kell Brook v. Vyacheslav Senchenko. Rose won by split decision with scores of 117-111, 116-113, and 113-115. This win places Rose as the mandatory challenger for the winner of the light middleweight title fight between Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade. Brian Rose was dominated and knocked out by Demetrius Andrade in brooklyn New York at the Barclays center on 14 June 2014.
On 14 June, 2014, fought Demetrius Andrade for the WBO light middleweight title. Andrade was in control for most of the fight, dropping Rose once in the opening round, and once more in the third round, before forcing a stoppage by the referee in round seven.
On 9 April, Rose fought Matthew Macklin. The first part of the fight belonged to Macklin, while Rose upped his worked rate in the second half of the fight. That would end up not being enough, as the judges scored the fight 115-111, 115-111 and 113-113 in favor of Macklin.
On 2 August, 2019, Rose battled Anthony Fowler to a unanimous decision loss. Rose put up a good fight, showing he still has a lot left in the tank, but obviously well past his prime fighting years.
Born in Birmingham in 1985, Rose moved to Blackpool at the age of 8 and began boxing aged 9. He is a father of 2 and partner to Danielle. He is cousin to former Manchester City and Everton defender Joleon Lescott.
Professional boxing record
|38 fights||31 wins||6 losses|
|38||Loss||31-6-1||Anthony Fowler||UD||10||2 Aug 2019||Exhibition Centre, Liverpool, England||For vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title|
|37||Win||31-5-1||James Hagenimana||PTS||6||19 Apr 2019||Olympia, Liverpool, England|
|36||Win||30-5-1||Alistair Warren||PTS||6||9 Nov 2018||Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, England|
|35||Loss||29-5-1||Jack Arnfield||UD||12||25 Mar 2017||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England||For WBA International middleweight title|
|34||Win||29-4-1||Stiliyan Kostov||PTS||8||22 Oct 2016||Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England|
|33||Loss||28-4-1||Matthew Macklin||MD||12||9 Apr 2016||The O2 Arena, London, England||For vacant IBF Inter-Continental middleweight title|
|32||Win||28-3-1||Ruslans Pojonisevs||PTS||8||21 Nov 2015||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England|
|31||Win||27-3-1||Carson Jones||UD||12||01 Aug 2015||Craven Park, Hull, England|
|30||Loss||26-3-1||Carson Jones||TKO||1 (12), 2:27||14 Feb 2015||Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England||For vacant WBC International light middleweight title|
|29||Win||26-2-1||Ignacio Lucero Fraga||TKO||1 (8), 2:58||04 Oct 2014||First Direct Arena, Leeds, England|
|28||Loss||25-2-1||Demetrius Andrade||TKO||7 (12), 1:19||14 Jun 2014||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.||For WBO light middleweight title|
|27||Win||25-1-1||Javier Maciel||SD||12||26 Oct 2013||Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England|
|26||Win||24-1-1||Alexey Ribchev||PTS||10||29 Jun 2013||Bolton Arena, Bolton, England|
|25||Win||23-1-1||Joachim Alcine||TKO||12 (12), 0:59||20 Apr 2013||Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England||Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title|
|24||Win||22-1-1||Sam Webb||UD||12||14 Dec 2012||Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England||Retained British light middleweight title|
|23||Win||21-1-1||Vivian Harris||KO||3 (10), 1:48||05 Oct 2010||Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England|
|22||Win||20-1-1||Kris Carslaw||UD||12||02 Jun 2012||Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester, England||Retained British light middleweight title|
|21||Win||19-1-1||Max Maxwell||UD||12||31 Mar 2012||Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England||Retained British light middleweight title|
|20||Win||18-1-1||Prince Arron||SD||12||03 Dec 2011||Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England||Won British light middleweight title|
|19||Win||17-1-1||Martin Welsh||TKO||8 (10), 0:53||13 May 2011||Medway Park Leisure Centre, Gillingham, England||Retained English light middleweight title|
|18||Win||16-1-1||Lee Noble||UD||10||21 Nov 2010||George Carnall Leisure Centre, Manchester, England||Won vacant English light middleweight title|
|17||Win||15-1-1||Terry Carruthers||PTS||6||17 Sep 2010||Velodrome, Manchester, England|
|16||Loss||14-1-1||Max Maxwell||TKO||6 (8), 0:44||28 May 2010||Leisure Centre, Huddersfield, England|
|15||Win||14-0-1||Jason Rushton||TKO||10 (10), 2:59||23 Oct 2009||Bolton Arena, Bolton, England||Won vacant British Central Area light middleweight title|
|14||Win||13-0-1||Francis Tchoffo||PTS||8||10 Jul 2009||Seaburn Centre, Sunderland, England|
|13||Win||12-0-1||Matt Scriven||PTS||4||2 May 2009||Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland, England|
|12||Win||11-0-1||Jon Harrison||TKO||2 (6), 0:27||24 Jan 2009||Tower Circus, Blackpool, England|
|11||Win||10-0-1||Geraint Harvey||PTS||4||12 Oct 2008||Indoor Sports Centre, Leigh, England|
|10||Win||9-0-1||Kobe Vandekerkhove||PTS||6||15 Jun 2008||Sutton Sports Centre, St Helens, England|
|9||Win||8-0-1||Ernie Smith||PTS||4||26 Apr 2008||Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England|
|8||Draw||7-0-1||Manoocha Salari||PTS||6||16 Feb 2008||Tower Circus, Blackpool, England|
|7||Win||7-0||Shaun Farmer||TKO||3 (6), 2:56||08 Dec 2007||Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England|
|6||Win||6-0||Lee Noble||PTS||4||22 Sep 2007||Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England|
|5||Win||5-0||Justin Barnes||TKO||2 (6), 1:16||24 Jun 2007||Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England|
|4||Win||4-0||Tony Randell||PTS||6||31 May 2007||Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England|
|3||Win||3-0||David Kirk||PTS||6||6 May 2007||Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England|
|2||Win||2-0||Ernie Smith||PTS||6||25 Feb 2007||George Carnall Leisure Centre, Manchester, England|
|1||Win||1-0||Geraint Harvey||PTS||6||14 Dec 2005||Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, England|
- www.roseboxing.co.uk Rose's Website
- Brian Rose - Profile, News Archive & Current Rankings at Box.Live
- "An Interview with Brian Rose". Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
- Rushton in a Coma after Brian Rose TKO Loss
- BBBofC English
- BBBofC English Title facts
- Rose v Prince Arron
- Rose Dominates and Avenges Max Maxwell Defeat
- Brian Rose v Kris Carslaw Aftermath
- Brian Rose Pickles Vivian Harris
- Brian Rose Steaming, Outraged Over Sam Webb's Claims
- Rose won the Lonsdale Belt outright when he beat Sam Webb in Blackpool
- Fight Report from Boxing Scene
- "Demetrius Andrade Batters Brian Rose In Seven Rounds". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
- "Matthew Macklin Edges Brian Rose Over Twelve Rounds". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
- Christ, Scott (2 August 2019). "Anthony Fowler bounces back with win over Brian Rose". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 3 July 2020.