Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 1/10/15
It was getting late in Hull, and the chants of “Yorkshire, Yorkshire” echoed throughout the Ice Arena crowd in a passionate rendition tinged with hope. The locals were witnessing something special. Their man,Curtis Woodhouse, was taking it to the British junior welterweight champion, Darren Hamilton. On paper, it doesn’t seem anything out of the blue. These kinds of title defenses occur often in boxing, but it was the back story that added drama to what was an already intense spectacle.   Woodhouse, 33, is a former professional footballer, who once was sold to Birmingham City for £1 million and made several appearances for England’s under-21 side as a youngster. His football career drifted from thereon out, though few understood that Woodhouse had other ambitions in mind. While playing non-league football, he publicly announced his secret love for fighting, and became a professional boxer. This decision was made in spite of Woodhouse’s complete lack of amateur experience. It was a g...
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