Bad blood at Rose/Jones weigh-in

Jones and Rose - face to face
Jones and Rose - face to face
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Hostilities started early ahead of Saturday night’s re-match between Brian Rose and Carson Jones at Hull

There was rancour and ill-feeling at the weigh-in, with Rose taking exception to something his American rival said - Rose put his head in Jones’ face and the duo had to be separated.

Rose lost inside a round when the two warriors met at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool in February and is out to prove that he can beat the American this time.

Blackpool fighter Rose vowed of the match made at 11st 4lb: “I will put it right - it shows how brave I am to bring Jones back over again.

“If I was not confident (of beating him) I would have found another opponent.”

The first fight was stopped when referee Ian John Lewis stepped in to stop Rose receiving further punishment, a decision the Rose camp disputed,

Rimmer said: “Carson Jones got away with murder in Blackpool - he will not get away with murder in Hull. I know Ian John Lewis is there to do a job and have to make a split-decision.

“Whether it was right or wrong, Brian will put it right.

“Brian was hitting Carson Jones so frequently and so easily, he just got a little bit carried away and he got hit behind the ear and was hit by a good punches, but he could have carried on.”

Jones said: “I will take this opportunity, and do what I have to do.”