After playing such a demanding role in one of British boxing’s most brutal performances this year back in April, Driffield’s Curtis Woodhouse is ready to return to the stage he loves as he aims to return to winning ways on September 28th following his devastating knockout loss to Dale Miles. After carving out a well-earned reputation as a crowd-pleasing warrior, Woodhouse is desperate to demonstrate his fistic bravado in the higher echelons of the domestic light-welterweight scene but he must get past Derby’s Dave Ryan to fulfil that fight fantasy. Promoter Dave Coldwell is excited about his upcoming feature.
“Curtis Woodhouse is fast becoming one of the most exciting names on the boxing scene because he delivers entertainment every time he fights,” said Coldwell. “His fight against Dale Miles will more than likely rank as the best domestic battle this year and that says a lot when you think about the great fights that we’ve seen this year. Every single time he steps through the ropes all he wants to do is put a show on, his fight against Dave Ryan will be no different and I guarantee anyone buying a ticket that they will be treated to an absolute war.”
Since making the transition from footballer to boxer, Woodhouse’s journey has brought mixed fortunes but the former Birmingham City midfielder has not been found wanting in the guts category and his split decision loos to prized amateur Frankie Gavin in 2011 was conclusive proof that the Yorkshire favourite can compete at a gloried level. With the Dave Ryan scrap serving as an eliminator for the 10st English strap, Coldwell believes that his charge is closing in on title opportunities.
“Curtis has never done things the easy way since he turned to boxing and we knew deep down that he’d have to encounter some tough tasks along the way. He’s finally proved the doubters wrong with recent performances and now we’re in the process of trying to get him access for domestic belts. The light-welter division is wide open in Britain at the moment and I definitely feel that Curtis is in that mix that’s currently competing for the top honours. He’s got a very tough fight coming up against Dave Ryan but it’s a fight that he’ll up for and one that he’ll be going all out to win.”
Curtis Woodhouse v Dave Ryan takes place at Rotherham’s Magna Centre on September 28th and is supported by a quality undercard that features top prospects such as Nav Mansouri and Chad Gaynor. For tickets and further details please visit WWW.COLDWELLBOXING.COM. Follow Dave Coldwell on Twitter on @davidcoldwell and follow Curtis Woodhouse on @woodhousecurtis