Brian Rose has told Carson Jones he is in for a hostile reception when they clash for the WBC International light-middleweight title on Saturday at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool tomorrow night.
Rose turns 30 on Sunday and believes he can win a world title – but has also stated that a defeat against Jones for the World Boxing Council international title could spell the end of his career as he is not keen on going back to campaigning at domestic level where he won the Lonsdale Belt outright.
Rose will have massive support in the Winter Gardens and he said: “It’s a huge night for my career and the fans know it – the atmosphere is going to be electric.
“ I have seen Carson fight a good few times, he’s well known here and in the USA.
“ He’s tough, he’s a come forward fighter and he comes on strong in the later rounds, which is what I do too.
“If it goes the distance it’ll be a good one – he’s going to walk onto my jab and I may have to take a few shots too, it’s going to be good.
“I’m a big light-middleweight and I feel that I am still growing into the weight now.
“It works in my favour him moving up (from welter) but he might be quicker.
“He might not hold the power he has at welterweight, though – at least I hope he doesn’t.”