CURTIS Woodhouse is ready for the biggest fight of his life and remains confident he’s going to cause a massive upset against Frankie Gavin.
The midfielder-turned welterweight, aged 31, faces Britain’s most well-regarded prospect in Gavin at Liverpool on Saturday. The WBO Inter-Continental belt is the reward but the former Blades player wants the bragging rights more.
He told The Star: “Gavin had better do a disappearing act if he loses this fight because I’m going to keep reminding him of the result. We’ve both ran our mouths in the build-up and now it’s time to back them up. I’m in tip-top shape and I’ll have no excuses whatever the result. I’ve had an eight week training camp and it’s the hardest I’ve ever trained for a fight.”
Woodhouse believes that Gavin is as good as all the hype suggests but is confident that if he lands clean, the Birmingham-born Irish champion is going down.
“Everyone says he’s the next big thing and in his 10 fights so far he has looked impressive. But he hasn’t fought anyone who has had as big a chance as I have. Young Mutley was a good fighter but he’s past his best and so is Michael Lomax. You can say what you want about me. Yes, I haven’t got great footwork and I’m not like lightning but what can’t be disputed is the power I’ve got and if I catch Frankie with either hand he’s going down and he’s going to be out cold.
“I can punch clean. I was sparring a light-heavyweight a few weeks ago and I sparked him clean out. He was out for four minutes. Frankie is only a welterweight.”