Rose confirmed for Bolton bout

Brian Rose in action at the Winter Gardens against Joachim Alcine.
Brian Rose in action at the Winter Gardens against Joachim Alcine.
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Blackpool boxer Brian Rose WILL fight in Bolton on June 29, his promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.

Hearn has moved the David Haye v Manuel Charr undercard to Bolton after the Hayemaker withdraw from his proposed bout due to a hand injury, with the show now taking place at Bolton Arena.

Rose, who has just vacated the British light-middleweight title, will take on an opponent yet to be named.

Rose will box for the first time since beating Joachim Alcine for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental light 
middleweight title in April at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Rose stopped former world champ Alcine in the 12th round.

In addition, Gavin Rees will return to action at Bolton after his brave world title challenge against Adrien Broner in Atlantic City in February and he takes on former British champion Anthony Crolla in a crucial clash for both of their careers.

Rocky Fielding will defend his English title against Leicester’s Martin Concepcion and

Some of the country’s best young talent will also be in action, including Team GB’s Olympic boxing captain Thomas Stalker.

Hearn said: “We had been working on a great undercard for the Haye fight so it made sense to continue with the show and to keep it in Greater Manchester.

Rees v Crolla has all the makings of a classic and Lee Selby will face a big step up in class on the bill.”

The show will be screened on Sky Sports.