Brian Rose beats Kris Carslaw to retain his British title

Paisley light-middleweight Kris Carslaw

Brian Rose defended his first British light-middleweight title with a unanimous points decision over Paisley's Kris Carslaw in Manchester.

The judges scored the fight 118-112 116-113 115-114 in favour of the champion from Blackpool.

After an accidental clash of heads in the third round, the challenger was left with a gash in his forehead.

Rose's record now stands at 20 wins, one draw and one defeat, while Carslaw, 27, has 15 wins and two defeats.