Upcoming Match-ups

Anthony Fowler vs Brian Rose Odds & Pick

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated Apr 13, 2020 · 9:51 AM PDT

Anthony Fowler flexing
Anthony Fowler is looking to rebound from his first career loss when he meets veteran Brian Rose this Friday (Aug. 2). Photo from (Twitter)
  • Fowler vs Rose goes Friday, August 2nd, at 5:00 PM ET
  • Can Fowler get his career trajectory back on track ?
  • Dylan Bowker breaks down Fowler vs Rose below

Anthony Fowler vs Brian Rose hails from Exhibition Centre in Liverpool and is one of three title bouts set for Friday, Aug. 2nd. This Matchroom Boxing event is headlined by the WBO intercontinental middle title bout between these two pugilists. Both men have been carving out a name for themselves on the UK Boxing circuit.

This 10-round prizefight will answer a lot of questions about both men going forward. The hometown Fowler will get a partisan reception against Rose as Liverpool and Blackpool collide. This card will be broadcast on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in North America.

Fowler vs Rose Odds

Fighter Odds
Anthony Fowler -1100
Brian Rose +650

*Odds taken 07/29/19

Fowler vs Rose captures an interesting snapshot in men’s respective careers. Fowler is coming off of his first career loss, a split decision to Scott Fitzgerald. Despite coming up short in that bid for the WBA International super welterweight title, Fowler has another chance at championship glory here.

Rose is coming into this bout on the heels of back-to-back wins and wants to maintain that momentum. Rose has 12 years and over 200 rounds of additional experience compared to Fowler.

Fowler gets back in the win column

Anthony Fowler is honored to be headlining a show in his native Liverpool. Fowler claims to have improved in a few areas since taking an L in his last fight. Having his kind of platform and fighting so close to home is a great way to galvanize Fowler’s efforts in this tilt. Fowler’s KO rate is just shy of 90 percent to Rose’s 26-percent rate.

Rose hasn’t been finished since early 2015 but three of his five losses are via stoppage. I could very well see Fowler crumpling Rose and could see the former British champion not getting up from the canvas.

Rose has contended for world titles in the past so the pressure here is familiar to him. Rose has close to around four times the career experience that Fowler does. Both men have the same amount of career KOs despite the noticeable gap in experience.

In fact, Rose had a dozen championship bouts to his credit before Fowler even made his pro debut. It’s a true crossroads fight where the prospect can be derailed further or the veteran can be pushed towards another career path.

Fowler vs Rose Tale of the Tape

9-1 Record 31-5
8 Knockouts 8
5’11 Height 6’0
N/A Reach N/A
Jose Carlos Paz,  Gabor Gorbics, Craig O’Brien Significant Wins Carson Jones, Joachim Alcine, Sam Webb
orthodox Stance orthodox

Rose was supposed to initially fight Scott Fitzgerald, the only man to have defeated Fowler. An injury took Fitzgerald out of the bout and Fowler stepped up to replace him. Brian Rose indicated a strong level of disappointment on his social media when this news broke but took the Fowler bout all the same.

Rose had a dozen championship bouts to his credit before Fowler even made his pro debut.

Rose sparred with Fowler a few years ago and sees the younger prospect being in the pressure position here. Brian Rose wants to prove that he still has a lot left in the tank and wants to prove the pundits who are counting him out wrong. I have Fowler all day in this fight.

Pick: Fowler (-1100)

Author Image