Ring warriors Curtis Woodhouse and Carson Jones make retirement u-turns

Phil Jay 24/09/2014

The announcement from David Coldwell on Wednesday that he has released Curtis Woodhouse from his promotional and managerial agreements immediately prompted the ex-British champion to make public his intention to launch another comeback.

Ex-pro footballer Woodhouse, 34, stepped away from the noble art for the second time in his career last June following a majority decision defeat to Willie Limond and has since return to his old sport as the manager of Goole FC.

Following the arrangement of a charity spar with current British lightweight prospect Tommy Coyle in aid of recovering fighter Jerome Wilson this Sunday, it seems Woodhouse has been bitten by the boxing bug once again.

“(I’d) Like to say a massive thank you to David Coldwell, Spencer Fearn and everybody at Coldwell Boxing for an unbelievable journey,” Woodhouse stated via his social media account, before continuing with a surprise follow-up tweet: “The journey today as come to a end, (but) my journey as a prizefighter will continue. I’ll be looking for a new promoter and manager. Any promoter interested in promoting my future fights get in touch, (it’s) time to have a fresh start and set new goals.

“You can’t listen to anybody else, only yourself. Being pigheaded got me where I am today (and) I’ve got tons left – just you wait and see.

“(There are) Loads of great fights out there for me at light-welter or welter (weight, and) being a free agent allows me to fight anybody I choose. (It’s) a new chapter,” he added.

WBN have also been informed that entertaining slugger Carson Jones has gone back on his recent decision to retire at the tender age of 28.

The American had been out of the sport just a matter of weeks before changing his mind and World Boxing News understand that Jones will fight on this weekend’s Oklahoma City bill featuring ex-world champions Ricardo Mayorga, Samuel Peter and Yori Boy Campas.

Jones will participate in a six-rounder against 14-loss Joel Vargas.

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