The scene was set. Local derby of the teacher vs the pupil (almost) as Preston’s Scott Fitzgerald, coming off a big win against Anthony Fowler is lined up for a showdown against boyhood hero Brian ‘the lion’ Rose from Blackpool.
Fitzy pulled out due to hand injury!
Make no mistake, it was going to be a great fight, and a hell of a derby atmosphere which may come around again, and who knows – perhaps for a bigger prize.
Matchroom and Scott Fitzgerald however, confirmed just yesterday that due to a sparring injury Fitzgerald has no choice but to pull out of the #FitzgeraldRose fight and concentrate on getting back to 100% soon. Possibly, whilst keeping one eye on the Ted Cheeseman fight for the British, perhaps?
Alas! A new opponent fits the bill and who is it? Yup. The guy that Fitzgerald beat – ex. Team GB Olympian Anthony Fowler from Liverpool.
Social media seems to agree that #FowlerRose is an even better mouthwatering ‘dust-up’ between a hungry, eager Fowler and a hungry, determined Rose.
“I’ve never felt better. I feel better than I did 2 years ago so age doesn’t come into it for me” says Rose.
A few say that Rose is past it, and a few say that Rose’s experience is a step too far for what is, without doubt, an admirable and ballsy choice for Anthony Fowler to return to.
Hat’s off to both men, this will be one to entertain.
Official Fight Tickets available directly here on site, from Brian Rose directly using #buymyfight, or if you prefer to use bank transfer methods you can also get them from Brian’s site which is www.roseboxing.co.uk
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