Brian Rose Confident He Will Defeat Vivian Harris on 10/5

As previously reported, Brian Rose will take on former world champion Vivian Harris at Blackpool's Winter Gardens on October 5.

Rose (20-1-1 5KOs) was due to make the fifth defense of his British light-middleweight title against Sam Webb on the undercard of David Price v Audley Harrison on October 13 before the fight with Webb fell through.

But promoter Steve Wood has pulled a rabbit out of the hat by securing a clash with the 34-year-old Harris, who is no stranger to British fight fans.

The New York-based Guyanian held the WBA light-welterweight title and was once touted as a potential opponent for Ricky Hatton.

However, after losing the belt he took on Junior Witter for the WBC title in Doncaster in 2007, when he was stopped inside seven rounds.

Harris has continued to keep good company, although successive losses to elite level fighters such as Victor Ortiz and Lucas Matthysse suggest his best days are behind him.

It will be Harris's first fight at light-middleweight but 27-year-old Rose is not taking anything for granted despite the fight taking place in his home town.

"It's going to be brilliant sharing the ring with him but I won't be star struck," Rose told hattontv. "No doubt he'll still be able to do things that shock me but I know I'm good enough to beat Vivian Harris at this time in my career."

Another local fighter, Scott Cardle, will continue his education in the paid ranks on the undercard.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 08-21-2012

I sure hope so. At this stage of Harris's career, he is a KO magnet. :sad6:

Comment by D-MiZe on 08-21-2012

Even though Harris is past it, this is still a big fight for Rose and I wouldn't be surprised to see another L on his record. He did well to stick to the gameplan and outbox Arron on the outside…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 08-21-2012

Brian Rose is only one notch away from a Lonsdale belt out-right. Personally I'd like to see him fight Commonwealth champion Jamie Cox before the years out. I'm sure Rose could relax at Xmas knowing he's British & Commonwealth champion…

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