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Brian Rose Pickles Vivian Harris in The Third Round

British light-middleweight champion Brian Rose took another step towards a world-title shot with a third-round stoppage of Vivian Harris on Friday night.

'The Lion' jumped all over the former world light-welterweight champion from the off at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

And when the Guyanan was sent tumbling to the canvas in the third round by a big right hand, the end was near.

The referee then stepped in to spare Harris further punishment.

It was Harris' seventh defeat in his last 10 fights and retirement surely beckons.

Rose, however, is on an upward curve and will now look to the future. The European title has been eyed by the Briton in the past.

That would be another stepping stone on the route to the world crown for Rose, who improved his record to 21-1-1 with Friday's victory.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Queen_Leia on 11-05-2012

Harris should retire...it's time.

Comment by simms601 on 10-06-2012

[QUOTE=FlatLine;12581927]ever since junior witter beat harris he just hasn't been the same fighter, witter basically ruined him in b-hop fashion. i think he should retire, he's been knocked out too many times now.[/QUOTE] [FONT="Trebuchet MS"][SIZE="3"]Witter ruined him? Laughable...Harris was ruined…

Comment by ddangerous on 10-06-2012

Sad. Vivian Harris should have retired years ago.

Comment by King Jaffe Joffer on 10-06-2012

Its sad what happened to Vivian Harris.. He never recovered from the Maussa upset.. Muassa CRACKED his chin and he never was the same.. Poor bastard. I bet he got paid $2000 for this fight

Comment by FlatLine on 10-06-2012

ever since junior witter beat harris he just hasn't been the same fighter, witter basically ruined him in b-hop fashion. i think he should retire, he's been knocked out too many times now.

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