Brian Rose to face Demetrius Andrade in June

Brian Rose celebrates his victory over Javier Maciel during their Final Eliminator for WBO World Light Middleweight Championship bout at Motorpoint Arena on October 26, 2013
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British light-middleweight Brian Rose will face WBO champion Demetrius Andrade in America on June 14.

British light-middleweight Brian Rose has insisted that he won't be 'making up the numbers' when he travels to the United States to face WBO champion Demetrius Andrade.

Rose defeated Javier Maciel in October to earn his shot against the unbeaten American on June 14, and the Blackpool fighter is confident that he can cause a surprise against the former Olympian.

The 29-year-old told Sky Sports News: "It's a dream come true for me and something that I have wanted since I starting boxing at the age of nine.

"It's going to be a great experience for me and my trainer Bobby (Rimmer) to go out to America to compete for the world title, but we're not going over there to make up the numbers; I'm bringing that belt back to the United Kingdom.

"Andrade is no doubt a world class fighter. He's got the title and an impressive amateur pedigree. But I've got experience on my side, I've had more fights and more 12 rounders. I've been in with better and tougher opponents so this fight doesn't, and won't, faze me."

Rose has 25 victories from 27 bouts, while Andrade is unbeaten in 20 encounters.

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