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26th April 2009 10:15

25 April 2009
Curtis Woodhouse was beaten on points by Jay Morris in Belfast on Saturday night. The fight was shown on Setanta TV (though not live).


Earlier story:


British featherweight title (12 X 3)
Edinburgh, Scotland / Belfast, Ireland
Record: 14 – 0 / Record: 13 – 0

Welterweight Bout (6 X 3)
Driffield, England / Newport, Isle of Wight
Record: 10 – 0 / Record: 9 – 14 – 1

+ 6 other bouts

live on Setanta 1 from 8.15pm on Saturday night


Earlier story:

Woodhouse makes Chiverton wait for grudge fight
CHAD.co.uk, 22 April 2009
By John Lomas
STAGS' boxing-footballer Curtis Woodhouse has promised Mansfield fighter Karl Chiverton that they will meet - and he will knock him out - but says it won't happen until the autumn at the earliest.
Chiverton is pushing the Woodhouse camp for a summer fight at Field Mill.


But Woodhouse, who fights live in front of the Setanta TV cameras in Belfast this Saturday, has a busy schedule and refuses to be rushed into what is becoming a real local grudge match.

When the pair eventually meet they could square up for a vacant British Masters welterweight belt over 10 rounds.

But Woodhouse has just beaten Mansfield's Matt Scriven and, after Belfast, is also scheduled to take a step up against one of the top 20 ranked boxers in Liverpool on 4th July and says Chiverton is not a priority.

"I want to fight Karl, Karl wants to fight me - that is given, That's concrete," he said. "I don't think we like each other particularly and, personally speaking, I can't wait to get my hands on him.

"But I already had these three fights lined up. The reason Karl can pick and choose when he fights is that no one knows who he is and he has the luxury of only fighting once a year.

"He is not that good or that important to me for me to drop everything for him.

"It definitely will happen - but it will be after 4th July.

"I can see it being a quick night for me. I expect to get him out inside three or four rounds. It is a big fight for Kar,l but not for me.

"Karl has been knocked out by a kid who has been knocked out four times himself!

"Fighting me will give him a bit of notoriety for the next few years but when he goes out in Mansfield he will always be known as the lad who got knocked out by a Mansfield Town player!"

Woodhouse has won all 10 of his pro fights, six by knockout.

Meanwhile Chiverton (23) suffered his only pro defeat as an 18-year-old but has won eight and drawn one of the other nine of his 10-fight pro career.

In his amateur days he only lost four times in over 40 fights and won two national titles.

"I have said from the start that I want it and if Curtis is prepared to take the fight then it will go ahead.

"I am still optimisitic though I feel I am getting a bit of a mixed reaction from Curtis's boxing management team. First they seemed keen, now I am not so sure they are as keen on it.

"It would be a significant step up for him.

"I hope Curtis will take up to back up his boasts and step up to the plate. If they don't take this fight now after everything that's been said then it would seem a bit of a joke.

"It would be a massive fight - I can't think of a bigger one here in Mansfield and I am training hard for it already in the hope it will come off.

"It really is now or never though. Our paths have crossed at the same point in our careers. It is the chance of a lifetime.

"As a Stags fan I don't think the opportunity to box at Field Mill will ever come up for me again. Everyone I meet, that's all they ask me about."

If they fight for the British Masters belt it would be a 10-round affair - a distance neither has encountered before.

"That is unknown territory for us both as we've only done six three minute rounders before.

"But I watched Curtis against Matt and he had run out of steam by the last round whereas the last time I got to the sixth round it was my best round. So I would be confident of beating him, the longer it went on.

"I know Curtis is dangerous in the first few rounds so I would be careful. Then I would start to take over."

Stags chairman Andy Perry is keen to put the fight on at Field Mill and added: "We had a long discussion with Matt Scriven about putting this on at Field Mill and we are hopeful we could organise it for June with a ring on the pitch, probably in front of the South Stand.

"Then we would add three or four other fights. We are looking at costings at the moment."

Woodhouse will fly back from Belfast on Sunday lunchtime in time for the Stags v Stevenage game on Sunday tea time, though doubts he will be involved.

He must then sit down with boss David Holdsworth to decide if he will continue his footaballing career next season alongside his boxing.



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