Sunday, 3 June 2012

Blackpool Power - Rose Rallies To Win On Points
Brian Rose vs Kris Carslaw - British 154lb Title

As Domestic Title fights go , The Fight at Bowlers in Manchester last night between defending 154 British Champion Brian Rose and Scotland's Kris Carslaw was as expected..a close affair with the man from Blackpool expected to win. Rose started the better he was more composed and was able to counter the challenger with nice right hands in the opening round. The 2nd round was a better one for the Scot as it was his turn to land some right hands along with backing the bigger champion up to the ropes. This was hsaping up quite nicely.

Disaster...halfway through the 3rd round a accidental head clash resulted in Carslaw having a huge gash just above his hairline. Carslaw was having a good round up until that point but when the doctor allowed the fight to continue Rose saw his chance and attacked the Scot trying to end the fight as the blood gushed from Carslaws head.

Rose then took over the fight for the next few rounds , Carslaw was obviously worried that the head clash might have resulted in the fight going to the cards early. The champion defence was more composed as he was able to catch his opponent coming in , Rose looked well on his way after 6 rounds. At this point my score read 59-55 in favour of the champion.

To his credit Carslaw came back , work rate was the key as he bullied Rose to the ropes time after time. There was a sequence of 3 uppercuts inside by Carslaw which only went to show that he was beginning to believe he could win this fight. Carslaws comeback was partly due to cut man Benny King who did a great job inbtween rounds in stopping the flow of blood although late on in the fight the blood started again but certainly not enough for the fight to be stopped.

After 9 rounds Carslaw had made the fight close again , i had it 86-85 Rose although some of these rounds were certainly very close and could have went either way. The champion then stepped up the gas in the 10th and 11th. Carslaw appeared to tire from his mid rounds effort , Rose was the one now catching the challenger at will now. The right hand that was a weapon early in the fight was back. followed by a forgotten left hook again something that Rose didn't do since the early rounds. These were the rounds that I think were the crucial one in the. The champion had now pulled out of reach of the challenger although Carslaw did give it one almighty effort in the last round. I scored the last round to Rose though as his work was the cleaner. My final score was 116-112 Rose.

As always my scorecard is below along with all the fans and press scores i was able to collect.

Round 1.... 10-9 Rose
Round 2.... 9-10 Carslaw
Round 3.... 10-9 Rose
Round 4.... 10-9 Rose
Round 5.... 10-9 Rose
Round 6.... 10-9 Rose
Round 7.... 9-10 Carslaw
Round 8.... 9-10 Carslaw
Round 9.... 9-10 Carslaw
Round 10.. 10-9 Rose
Round 11.. 10-9 Rose
Round 12.. 10-9 Rose

TOTAL : 116-112 Brian Rose

Judges Scores : Steve Gray 118-112 Rose
Terry O'Connor 116-113 Rose
Dave Parris 115-114 Rose


Boxing Press , Sites and Fans Forums Scores

Jim Watt (Sky Sports) - 116-113 Rose

Scott Christ ( - 115-113 Rose

Tommy Barber ( - 114-114 Draw

Eastsideboxing Forum - (all for Rose) - 117-111 x2 , 116-112 x2 , 117-113

Boxrec Forum - (all for Rose) - 115-113 X3 , 116-114 , 116-114

Doghouseboxing Forum - 117-115 Rose

Saddoboxing Forum - 114-114 Draw

spam Forum - 116-112 Rose

Ringnews24 Forum - 115-113

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