Altogether Now!

Brian Rose and Angel Martinez Brian Rose and Angel Martinez

Blackpool FC's Spanish midfielder Angel Martinez joined Brian for a sparring session for the 'Altogether Now' good cause.

From The Gazette, Sep 13th 2013.

If Angel Martinez looks that little bit sharper this weekend, he’ll have Brian Rose to thank.

Pool’s Spanish midfielder travelled to Manchester on Wednesday for a sparring session with Blackpool’s WBO International light middleweight champion.

It was all part of a video shoot for Altogether Now – a legacy for Blackpool, the partnership programme between the NHS in Blackpool (Clinical Commissioning Group and Hospitals Trust); Blackpool FC and Blackpool Council.

But it wasn’t all for show.

“Wow it was hard work,” said the Pool midfielder.

“Brian caught me with a couple of shots and I couldn’t believe how hard they were.

“It might have been for the cameras, but we did one round of proper sparring and I have so much respect for boxers now.”

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