Controversy after round one loss for Rose

Rose - shock loss
Rose - shock loss
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Controversy raged as Blackpool boxer Brian Rose lost to Carson Jones, of the United States at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool

Fighting in front of his home fans for the World Boxing Council international title, Rose was stopped after two minutes, 27 seconds of the opening round after referee Ian John-Lewis stepped in to halt the contest - this led to an outpouring of protest from the Rose camp, saying the stoppage wqas far too premature.

Rose himself stormed out of the ring in anger, back-stage knocking a table over he was so upset.

There was a storm of boos at the outcome from Rose’s supporters.

On a frenized night of of boxing, there was a first-ever reverse for Rose’s stable-mate Jack Arnfield.

The Stalmine boxer made it to the semi-final of the Prizefighter series - also in conteentious manner - going down in the last four to Cello Renda, of Peterborough.

Renda was beaten in the final by Tom Doran, of Connahs Key, who won on a knockout.

Doran pocketed the first prize of £32,000, plus a bonus of £2,000 for a KO.

Lytham’s Scott Cardle, the English lightweight champion, scored a 36-second knockout win over Bulgarian Yordan Vasiliev.