Rose vs Jones II, Burns to feature on Campbell vs Coyle card
Brian Rose has been handed a chance at redemption on August 1 as promoter Eddie Hearn has managed to agree a rematch with American Carson Jones on the Luke Campbell v Tommy Coyle undercard.
The Blackpool man was beaten in the first round when the pair met in Rose’s hometown last February, and globetrotter Jones was persuaded to return to the UK for a fifth time this summer.
Oklahoma-based Jones, 28, ensured that Rose became his 27th knockout victim from 52 opponents last time out and has now won 37, lost ten, and drawn three through a jammed-packed career.
It was first thought that a return was unattainable in the immediate future, although Hearn has convinced Jones to meet Rose again in a fight that will take place at Craven Park topped by the massive lightweight derby between Campbell and Coyle.
Also rubberstamped for the bill is former two-weight world champion Ricky Burns fresh from Scot’s impressive showing against Omar Figueroa on Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions in May. The 32-year-old lost a decision after twelve rounds to the ex-WBC lightweight title-holder but was roundly applauded for proving that his days at the top level were far from behind him.
The headlining act sees Olympic gold medallist Campbell square-off against fellow Hull native Coyle, with the winner set to be in the mix to meet current WBC champion at 135lb, Jorge Linares.
Venezuelan Linares was recently embroiled in a ten-round war with Campbell and Coyle’s compatriot Kevin Mitchell on the massive ‘Rule Britannia’ card and could be set to rematch the Briton in the UK later this year.
Both victors from the respective clashes could then meet sometime in 2016 with the green belt at stake.