A social media spat has made front page news in Scotland as champion boxers Curtis Woodhouse and Scott Harrison traded barbs on Twitter over the weekend.
Ex-British title holder Woodhouse, 34, gave Harrison a roasting to his many followers over the fact that the former WBO champion could be on his way back to prison, whilst ‘The Real McCoy’ responded in kind with some harsh words of his own.
The argument, which rumbled on throughout Sunday, has even made the front page of one of the tabloids in Harrison’s home country, something which Woodhouse found startling on Monday morning.
“Obviously not much going on in Scotland. Front page news, bless ’em,” said Woodhouse referring to story which focused on the pair agreeing to a meet up in the street for a fight.
Although the fighters gave each other some x-rated banter, a bout between Woodhouse, who recently signed with Dennis Hobson after coming out of retirement, looks unlikely as Harrison is wanted back in Spain to serve out a jail sentence.
The 37 year-old was recalled by authorities, where he has already served time in prison, to compete the final one and half years of a four-year sentence for assault. In the same week, the British Boxing Board of Control had granted Harrison his license back following further out of the ring troubles, although it is unlikely that the decision will remain in place.
Any possible fight between Woodhouse and Harrison, who operate at around the same weight, looks a million miles away at the moment and it seems the whole situation has been blown out way of proportion by a section of the Scottish media.
It’s not the first time Woodhouse has gone national with his Twitter exploits though as the former pro-footballer famously chased down a troll via his online account and forced him to apologize.
Woodhouse and Harrison have both since said sorry themselves for any offence caused.