|Boxing Results / Report: Curtis Woodhouse defeats Dave Ryan - Quotes & More...
By SecondsOut special to Doghouse Boxing (Sept 29, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
The lengthy highlight reel of Driffield’s Curtis Woodhouse received
further footage on Friday evening as the former Birmingham City soccer
player produced a gutsy display to capture the vacant English 10st title
following a tight points decision over Derby’s equally game, Dave Ryan.
The terrific tussle at Rotherham’s well-attended Magna Centre delivered
Woodhouse his first professional gong since hanging up his football
boots and it was the ideal reward following 10 rounds of quality action.
The action began ferociously, and it was Ryan who made the better
start as he dominated the opening stanza with accurate aggression. The
following two sessions had a similar aura to the inaugural round but a
quality left hand equaliser from Woodhouse halfway through round three
had Ryan on the floor and despite surviving a nine-count from third man,
John Keane, the moment provided Woodhouse with the impetus to push on
as Ryan’s confidence received a huge dent.
The remainder of the battle was fought at close quarters but every
argument that occurred was ended by Woodhouse who finished every flurry
with a left hook that Ryan just couldn’t avoid. It was the middle
chapters of the fight that were dominated most by Woodhouse but a
disastrous final round had fans on their feet as Ryan pushed forward at
every opportunity in what was a carbon copy of the fight’s opener.
Woodhouse weathered the storm by holding onto Ryan every time the
East Midlands got close but he couldn’t avoid every attack and Ryan’s
heavy shots made portions of Woodhouse’s support anxious as they
screamed desperately for their man to hold on. With the final bell
sounding, it was down to the judges to decide the victor and it was
Woodhouse who got the nod via scores of 96-94, 95-94, and 95-95.
Promoter Dave Coldwell failed to hide his delight for his man and was
quick to indicate where Woodhouse’s sight will now be fixed.
“We want the British title for Curtis,” demanded Coldwell immediately
after. “The English title is a quality belt for Curtis but mark my
words, this is just the beginning for Curtis Woodhouse. We’re going to
let him enjoy this victory because he’s been working so hard in the gym
and this is his second really tough fight in the space of just a few
months. The light-welterweight division in Britain is really wide open
at the moment and there doesn’t seem to be anyone who is standing out
more than others. Curtis is right in the middle of that mix and I’ll be
working hard to get him further opportunities down the line.”
Coldwell was also quick to thank the continued support he receives
for his shows. “The crowd in here tonight was superb and you can ask any
of them whether they were treated to a high quality main event tonight.
In Curtis Woodhouse, we’ve got a domestic title holder who is always in
excellent fights and I feel genuinely sorry for the people who aren’t
able to watch him. It’s good to see the proper boxing fans continually
asking about TV deals and we’re confident that day will come but for
now, we’ll just keep plugging away and making the fights that fans want
In undercard results, Jamie Hughes and Rod Smith had things far too
easy on their professional debuts as both enjoyed first round victories.
Hughes power was too much for Joe Jones, whilst Jerome Samuels was
floored twice by the relentless Smith. Maxi Hughes was another victor as
he raced to a routine win over Ibrar Riyaz.
Full Boxing Results
Curtis Woodhouse bt Dave Ryan PTS10
Maxi Hughes bt Ibrar Riyaz PTS4
Jamie Hughes bt Joe Jones KO1
Rod Smith bt Jerome Samuel KO1
Karl Bell bt Zahid Kahit TKO3
Leigh Wood bt Chuck Jones RTD2
Joe Rodgers bt Sid Razak PTS4
Jason Cunningham bt Delroy Spencer PTS4
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