Brian Rose sent former world light-welterweight champion Vivian
Harris into retirement at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool last
"The Lion" finished things in the third round. A heavy
right hurt the New York-based Guyanan before a follow up salvo sent
him to the canvas, where he was counted out.
"I have never had that feeling before - it was a punch that
would have knocked anyone out. It was a heavy shot, and I felt it
all the way through my arm and shoulder," Rose told the Blackpool
"Bobby Rimmer (trainer) has always said I have power, though I
always knew I was technically sound. I didn't believe it before but
now it's time I started believing in my power. It was the best
Rose, the reigning British light-middleweight titlist, will now
surely be looking for sterner tests on the international stage
although he will have to defend his domestic crown against Sam Webb
at some stage.
On the same card, three of Hatton Promotions brightest hopes
furthered their careers with clear victories.
Hometown cruiser Matty Askin saw off Preston's Paul Morris by 40
points to 37 after four rounds.
Adam Little, who is trained by Ricky Hatton, pitched a shutout
60-54 margin over Dee Mitchell.
And Liverpool southpaw James 'Jazza' Dickens halted Nicaraguan
import Michael Isaac Carrero in the sixth round of a scheduled