Fuelled by our Sportskitchen, Blackpool’s Brian Rose has finally realised his childhood dream!
Brian Rose will fight Demetrius Andrade for the WBO world light-middleweight title in America, at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York on 14th June.
“It’s a dream come true for me and something that I have wanted since I starting boxing at the age of nine,” said Rose.
‘The Lion’ earned his shot with a gutsy win over Javier Maciel in Sheffield last October as he continues to defy critics after a shock KO loss to Max Maxwell in May 2010, his only loss in 27 professional bouts.
“There is no doubt that I will be written off by everyone again. People say I am not capable of winning a world title but I keep proving commentators wrong and that is what I will do again.”
We’ve helped Brian for a couple of years on his journey to become a World Champion, fuelled by our performance plans, which are specifically designed around his training to optimise his performance when it counts! We’ve made sure Brian is in the shape of his life as he faces his most difficult challenge yet… Demetrius Andrade.
Rhode Island’s Andrade, 26, boasts a perfect record of 20 wins from 20 contests as a professional. Already ‘eyeing up bouts with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, possibly even Floyd Mayweather, Jr. before he retires’. First he must stop our British Lion, who doesn’t take no for an answer.
“It’s going to be a great experience for me and my trainer Bobby to go out to America and 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 UK.
Nutrition has proven key for Brian in his last few fights with them going the distance; this has showcased the need for correct fuelling in boxing to ensure maximal performance come the night of the fight to maintain energy levels and remain at his best as the fight progresses.
“Soulmatefood have definitely helped me, I felt so much stronger last time I fought, I was already walking round pretty much at the weight I wanted, I’ve never done that before. I looked healthy; I didn’t look like I’d drained myself trying to make weight.
I don’t have to worry about making my own food or going home after training, then going out to buy it and cook it, it’s already done. It’s great. I love the food especially Muesli and Yoaties in the morning they’re brilliant!”
Our plans have been the vocal point of many boxers helping them maintain and cut weight in order for them to perform at their best. The key to Brian’s weight loss was to maximise body fat loss whilst maintaining lean muscle mass as much as possible. Enabling Brian to maximise his power:weight ratio.
It was also crucial to ensure the required macronutrient intakes were met to support immunity and minimise the chances of picking up an upper respiratory tract infection. These can be very common in athletes on a restricted diet whilst participating in high volume and intense training. This is due to suppressed immune function and a reduced carbohydrate intake.