Deal agreed for Rose title fight

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Blackpool’s Brian Rose has agreed a deal for a Stateside world title fight this spring.

Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed a deal has finally been agreed for the Fylde coast fighter to face Demetrius Andrade for the WBO Light Middleweight title in America.

Rose has been waiting for news since beating Javier Maciel in a final eliminator in Sheffield back in October.

While an official announcement is expected later this week, Hearn revealed:

“We’ve agreed terms with Dimetrus Andrade for Brian Rose to fight for the WBO Light Middleweight title.

“It will be in America and will be shown live on HBO and we will give details of the date and location in the very near future.”

Rose is one fight away from becoming the first Blackpool boxer in history to win a world championship.

It was hoped the fight could be staged in the UK, but the lure of a huge purse in the USA means he’ll travel to the States, expected to be around May.

The exact venue remains unsure, but New York’s Madison Square Gardens is believed to be in the running.

Andrade conquered Armenian-born American Vanes Martiroysan on a split points decision in November to win the vacant WBO world light-middleweight title.

Rose is now next in line to take on the former Olympian.