Brian ‘The Lion’ Rose is out to win the British light-middleweight crown for new born son, Oscar.
The Blackpool brawler’s partner Danielle Wilson gave birth to their first child at two minutes past midnight on Wednesday. Rose, 26, made the dash from his Manchester training base to Blackpool after Danielle went into labour and saw the birth of Oscar who weighed in at a heavyweight 9lb 1oz. Within a few hours he had to leave and return to his camp ahead of Friday’s (May 13) English title defence against Martin Welsh (9-0) at Medway Park Leisure Centre, Gillingham.
Rose (16-1-1) said: “Oscar will be photographed with my Central Area and English title belts, but the one I want most with him is a Lonsdale belt. He has given me even more incentive.
“I was in bits when he was born and inconsolable, but now I am going to miss him for a few days because of the fight.
“This has been the best week of my life. Last Friday, Danielle and myself bought our first house, two new sponsors have come on board and now my son has been born.
“Although my routine has changed it will not affect my performance. I left the hospital at 2am, slept until 10am and then drive straight back to Manchester to finish training for the fight.”
The bill headed by Chislehurst’s Sam Webb (17-1) who defends his British light-middleweight title against Manchester’s Prince Arron (20-3-1). Rose could face the winner/
A third title fight on the Sky Sports televised show sees Wembley’s Akaash Bhatia (15-1) meets Crawley’s Ben Jones (11-2-10 in a vacant English featherweight title clash. Chatham heavyweight Tom Dallas banger (14-0) bids to send his local fans home happy when he faces American Zack Page (21-34-2)
Tickets for the fantastic night of action are available at £30 and £65 ringside from www.frankmaloney.com and 0871 226 1508
May 11, 2011