BLACKPOOL boxer Brian Rose is “right on the money” ahead of his showdown with Sam Webb for the British light-middleweight title at the Winter Gardens on Friday night.
Trainer Bobby Rimmer reports that Rose is in excellent shape – his best ever – for the fascinating Blackpool 12-rounder.
Rimmer told The Gazette: “Everything has gone brilliantly. We did 15 rounds on the body-belt at the weekend, and Brian is getting better and stronger with every camp.
“He is punching harder and his power is coming through more and more. He is right on the money.”
Webb is intent on wresting back the British title he lost to Prince Arron in May last year. Rose then defeated Arron 12 months ago to take over as the ruler of the light-middleweight division.
Rimmer revealed that he and Rose have formulated two different gameplans for coping with whatever Webb may have to offer.
The trainer explained: “Webb has two ways of fighting. He can come forward and fight or he can box and move. We will implement the plan once we see what he has to offer on the night.”
Rimmer said his charge is already champing at the bit to get into the ring.
“Brian is better than he has ever been and he wishes the fight was today.
“He has done all the hard work now and he can’t get any fitter.
“Obviously he wants to win so he can keep the Lonsdale Belt.
“It used to be passed around a lot before Brian came on the scene. No-one could keep hold of the belt but Brian has proved he can do it.
“I have no doubt that Brian will still be British champion at the end of Friday night.”
Preesall’s Jack Arnfield, another boxer trained by Rimmer, will be in action on the under-card at the Winter Gardens.
His likely opponent over six rounds is Jez Wilson of Sheffield.
Rimmer asserted: “I am sure that come the New Year, Jack will be fighting for a title.”