Rose to meet Spanish boxer in Manchester

Rose (left) in action on Saturday
Rose (left) in action on Saturday
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Blackpool boxer Brian Rose will face experienced Spaniard Ruben Varon at Manchester Arena on Saturday night.

The 36-year-old Spaniard could well prove to be an awkward customer, having mixed at world level.

He has won 43 of his bouts and has lost eight.

Varon has boxed mostly in his own country, but in his one previous foray to Britain he boxed Matthew Macklin in 2010, losing on points over 12 rounds for the EBU (European) middleweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Back in 2003, the Spaniard challenged Felix Sturm for the World Boxing Organisation world middleweight title, being defeated on points.