Canadian Phil Rose To Face Sakima Mullings In Wray and Nephew Contender Final 2017

Canadian Phil Rose, defeated Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes in the second semi-final bout on Wednesday night, at the Mico University in the 2017 junior middleweight Wray and Nephew Contender Series.

Seemingly afraid of being knocked down, Holmes boxed on the outside and was able to deliver powerful shots to the face of Rose on a few occasions. However, Holmes, who suffered defeat in last season’s final, abandoned his attacking style in the final three rounds of the fight, maybe sensing he was ahead of the judges’ card, and kept running away from the Canadian.

“you always have a game plan when you come into the fight and you have to switch everything up upon a fly. I had my game plan and I hit him a couple of times and I couldn’t catch him, he was running, so I just chased him around the ring. He was very crafty, very slick but I just did what I came to do. I boxed and went after him.” Rose said after the fight.

Holmes said that the power of Rose played an important role in the fight.

“he is really really strong that’s why I had to start moving. I couldn’t stay there because when I tried to stay there and try to box, he was so strong that he kept on coming back. I had to try to move and land my punches on the outside.” Said Holmes

The 35-year-old Rose won the seven-round bout by a split decision and will now face 2014 champions Sakima Mullings, who is the top seed, in the final.

The final is set for July 26

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Yes man Canadian a take it from them ,I want u beat him till sick ,


Sackima take this one well easy

Davis on frog need fi leave contender alone ,cause unu fight all the way up on when winning time come unu get setup