Curtis Woodhouse will challenge WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Frankie Gavin for his newly acquired belt when the two clash on July 16 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, on the undercard to Ricky Burns’ world title defence against Nicky Cook.
Yorkshireman Woodhouse 31, a former professional soccer player, turned pugilist and Birmingham’s Gavin, the former world amateur champion and hotly tipped prospect, have been mooted to meet for a while and both will now be given the chance to settle their ‘Beef’, after the fight was confirmed today by promoter Frank Warren.
Woodhouse (above) who admits to there being ‘Beef’ between the pair, humbly said on his Facebook page today: “My mum always told me when I was a young pup, my big mouth was gonna get me in trouble! Looks like she was right, just had confirmation I’m fighting Frankie Gavin (right) for the WBO intercontinental title.
“Lets settle this beef in the ring! May the best man win.” added Woodhouse.
Full fight preview to follow…
Other fights on the undercardCommonwealth Light-Heavyweight Champion Tony Bellew, fresh off the fracas at the Cleverly press conference last week. Bellew had been a late replacement to face the Welsh champion, but failed to make the check wait and had to pull out.
The Liverpool boxer will look to put the disappointment of that behind him, when he, gets back to plan ‘A’ and a mouth watering rematch with Derby’s Ovill McKenzie for the British Light-Heavyweight title. (first meeting – pictured above left)
also on the bill is emerging Light-Middleweight Joe Selkirk, unbeaten in six, and the popular Paul Butler of Ellesmere Port.
Former Amateur star Ronnie Heffron from Oldham, Paul Butler from Ellesmere Port, and Lincoln’s Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Calum Johnson and Birmingham heavyweight John Loveday complete the card.
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