Former Premier League footballer Curtis Woodhouse is to hang up his gloves, win or lose against current British light-welterweight champion Darren Hamilton in Hull on February 22.
The 33 year-old boasts a career highlight of claiming the English light-welterweight title against Dave Ryan in September 2012 and now wants to go one better before retiring from boxing for good.
Woodhouse, who starred on the pitch for Birmingham City and Sheffield United amongst others, gave up playing professional football to make his boxing debut in 2006 and has since racked up a record of 21 wins and six losses through 27 bouts.
Fighting under the banner of former fighter Dave Coldwell, Woodhouse has gained a reputation for being a real crowd-pleaser who is always involved in exciting fights, and now hopes to realise his dream of claiming a Lonsdale Belt before ending his stint in sport.
“I feel February 22 the time will be right,” said an emotional Woodhouse. ‘I have been a pro athlete for 17 years and now I have my dream fight it’s the right time to go, hopefully as champ.
“I’ve been really lucky and I have had a great life. It’s the best time to walk away,” he added.
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