The Hull pair have been on a collision course over the last year and will come face-to-face at a public press conference at the City Hall in Hull tonight (Thursday June 11) – with sparks set to fly after a war of words began between them in the media.
“The stage is set for the one of the biggest sporting events the city of Hull will ever see,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Two world-ranked lightweight contenders will battle it out in an official eliminator for the WBC World title – it’s East versus West, a city divided with everything on the line. Fans can expect a huge card with the rematch set for Brian Rose to exact revenge over Carson Jones, two-weight World champion Ricky Burns and undefeated Super Featherweight champ Martin Ward defending his title. It’s going to be an epic night for the city.”