By Jeff Aranow: In what could spell the end of a once promising career, former world title challenger Brian Rose (28-4-1, 8 KOs) was beaten tonight by former four-time world title challenger Matthew Macklin (35-6, 22, KOs) by a 12 round majority decision in a competitive fight on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs. Charles Martin card at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Macklin had too much power for the light hitting Rose to deal with in this fight. It was predictable that Macklin would win no matter what. He was just a better overall puncher than Rose, and the judges were more impressed with Macklin’s power than Rose’s weaker shots.
Anthony Fowler returned with a wide points win over Brian Rose and then called for … read more