Matthew Macklin faces a must win test with a fellow former World title challenger in London on April 9.
Brian Rose revealed yesterday he will fight the former Irish, British and European champion on undercard to Anthony Joshua’s world title showdown with Charles Martin at The O2..
Rose, a former light middleweight British champ and World title challenger tweeted: “Fighting Matt Macklin on 9th April. Great fight for the fans. The fight is made at middle weight. These are the kind of fights I want.”
The news didn’t really come as a shock as both have been hinting at it for a number of weeks now.
It could prove a win a bust fight for both, indeed Macklin has said if he can’t defeat Rose he doesn’t deserve to go on to a fourth World title shot.