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VIP Boxing Press Release - Rose: "I'll Stop Webb"
ROSE: ĎIíLL STOP SAM WEBBí
British light-middleweight king Brian Ďthe Lioní Rose is predicting a knockout performance in front of his hometown fans when he takes on Londoner Sam Webb at the Blackpool Winter Gardens on December 14.
With the added incentive of winning the Lonsdale Belt outright if he retains his title, and up against an opponent in Webb, a former domestic champion, who has been critical of Rose ahead of the clash, Brian is training harder than ever and totally confident of winning the grudge match.
ďOn paper heís my toughest opponent and itís the biggest fight of my career to own the belt outright. Iím not underestimating him because I know how good he is. Heís been champion and has beaten good people so heís earned his shot. As a fighter heís got to be respected.
ďIt is personal though. Iíve never disliked anyone Iíve boxed but Iíve taken a disliking to him because heís disrespected me and my opponents. I didnít think he was that kind of person.
ďGoing off past fights when someoneís got my back up Iíve been a better fighter. Everyone knows Iím technically a good boxer but when Iíve got that edge, that little hatred towards someone, thatís when Iím best and Iíll train harder because of it.
ďI want to do a proper job and donít just want to win on points. Itís always good just to win but I think Iím capable of stopping Sam Webb. Iím punching harder and I think Iíve got the right style to stop him. Heís fit but I will get to him, hit him and hurt him, and I will stop him.Ē
Rose is in great form. Last time out in October, also at the Winter Gardens, the Bobby Rimmer trained boxer picked up the sixth knockout of his 23 fight career when he poleaxed former world champion Vivian Harris in three rounds.
Now, heading into the Webb contest, the 27 year old says his opponent will face a fighter in career best shape, something he attributes to the extra work he has been undertaking with renowned strength and nutrition expert Kerry Kayes.
Webb, who feels he has been ducked by Rose, will take some beating. Aggressive, and with the ability to box and brawl, Sam, who has won 18 of 20 bouts, will be determined to reclaim the belt he lost in a fight of the year contender to Manchesterís Prince Arron in May 2011.
Brian, who took the title off Arron, is convinced the impending clash has all the hallmarks of a classic. Stating that Webb had previously turned down an October match because he was reluctant to travel to Blackpool, ĎThe Lioní is pleased he has finally lured the Londoner into his lair where he predicts that styles will mesh to produce a barnstormer.
ďHeís got two ways of boxing. He can box, and he can stand and have a fight. If he comes and has a fight then Iíll pick him off, and if he tries to box me then I know that technically Iím better than him. It will be tough for us both for the first few rounds, but I think this fight has got the potential to be a fight of the year.Ē
Brian Rose will defend his British light-middleweight title against Sam Webb at the Blackpool Winter Gardens on Friday December 14. A stacked, quality undercard will include Blackpool fighters Jack Arnfield and Matty Askins; Middletonís ****** Tansey; Colneís Shayne ĎThe Painí Singleton; Lancasterís Tomi Tatham; Southportís Scott Moonan, and Lancashireís Isaac Lowe.
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