Woodhouse £50,000 Saunders bid confirmed, champion declines
WBN has learned that a formal offer has been made by Frank Warren to stage a British light-welterweight clash between new champion Curtis Woodhouse and undefeated up and comer Bradley Saunders.
Rumours have been swirling around Twitter that an offer of £50,000 was on the table for ex-footballer Woodhouse to make his first defence of the Lonsdale Belt against Saunders, something that was ratified to World Boxing News when contacting Warren’s media office.
“I can confirm that an offer was made to Curtis through the proper channel of his manager Dave Coldwell. This offer was from promoter to manager and not made through social networks,” Richard Maynard told WBN.
The bid has so far been rebuffed by Woodhouse via his social media network, although this latest offer is another example of how the ex-Premier League star is being targeted by all and sundry since claiming the strap.
Woodhouse, 33, had initially announced that he would retire from the sport if he managed to defeat Darren Hamilton and fulfil his intimate promise to his now deceased father, but quickly changed his mind – which in-turn alerted a queue of fighter’s in line for the title.
Saunders, who has amassed a 9-0 record so far in his career, is in and amongst that host of contenders who fancy a crack at the Yorkshireman – as Woodhouse continues to resist all attempts whilst a Commonwealth title bout with Willie Limond remains a possibility.
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