In the first contest last February, American Jones caught Rose cold in the very first round to take out the Blackpool man who was subsequently furious with the outcome on his home turf. Fast forward six months and Rose boxed well to keep Jones at bay and see out a unanimous victory on the cards despite suffering considerable facial damage.
Both fights were entertaining in their own way and Jones’ trainer Abel Sanchez has informed WBN this week that there was talk in the immediate aftermath of a potential third fight between the two warriors at some point in the future.
Sanchez, who is in his second spell coaching Jones, also cleared up any doubts over whether he would continue training the rugged Oklahoma City man on the back of his eleventh defeat as the 28 year-old attempts to regroup yet again.
“I will continue to work with Carson, but the two years he was away from Big Bear he regressed so I have a challenge to get him back close to where he was before, physically and mentally,” Sanchez told World Boxing News.
“In regards to Jones and Rose having a third fight, I would think that as a good a fight as this last one was. I also think it is natural to have the deciding third bout.
“I have spoken to Eddie Hearn (Rose’s promoter), but before that we would like a fight anywhere to stay busy and not have time to get out of shape and lazy.
“Hearn said he would need a big card to put it on, although we understand that it is not a main event-type fight. It’s a good second or third bout on a big card so hopefully we can find a place for it.
“Even though he has not agreed yet, he did say that if he could find a spot it would proposed to both sides,” Sanchez added.
Rose, 30, had a four-pound catchweight to work with in the rematch as it was not for a super welterweight title like the first, and it would be interesting to see if any trilogy encounter would be fought below the 157lbs that was agreed second time around.