By David Noronha
CURTIS WOODHOUSE RETIREMENT
Former Premier League footballer, and professional boxer Curtis Woodhouse took to Twitter on Monday to inform his beloved fans, that he would be retiring from boxing with immediate effect. Many of us are somewhat surprised by the news, owing to the fact, he reversed his original decision to retire a few months ago. And many, including myself expected him to announce his next bout in the coming weeks.
Woodhouse like many boxers past and present, has had numerous retirements. He’s obviously addicted to the sweet science, only now has he finally hung up his gloves. Fortunately he’s in a good place, recently Curtis was appointed manger of Hull United and is very much enjoying football management. Not many boxers enjoy their retirements, however Curtis certainly will due to his extensive knowledge of the beautiful game.
Curtis’ boxing accomplishments include: winning the English and British titles, giving Olympian Frankie Gavin a ferocious encounter and challenging Derry Matthews for the Commonwealth Lightweight title in an exciting affair. Above all, he succeeded in the hardest sport in existence without having any amateur experience. This is something that often gets overlooked; in reality Curtis ought to be getting much more praise than he currently receives. Evidently, he is a quick learner and an excellent athlete, without possessing these two traits there is no way he could have mastered boxing.
I highly doubt Curtis has any regrets. Perhaps he wishes his ambitious switch to boxing happened earlier than it did. With more training and sparring, he surely would have became a European champion at the very least. But really, there is no reason for him to have any regrets. On a personal note, Woodhouse-Coyle would have been a pleasure to watch. However this was not to be, maybe Curtis will reverse his decision down the line, thus setting up the mouthwatering clash. Do not put it past him, as Curtis Woodhouse is full of surprises.
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