BRUCE has retired from the ring, but the Woodcocks have not done with boxing.
They put on a good promotion at the Corn Exchange and all the tickets were sold. There was a long queue outside and the general opinion is that had a larger hall been available very many more would have watched.
There is every indication that Bruce will be given a manager’s licence when he appears before the British Boxing Board of Control.
The Woodcocks’ plan is to make Doncaster a northern centre for boxing. They will scour the villages of South Yorkshire to unearth talent.
Billy Woodcock is looking for any promising lads and will hold eliminating bouts.
They will choose the best and keep them under observation, putting them in the ring to give them experience.
Billy said: “We shall find champions at different weights. There are good lads but we are rushing nobody.”