Boxing Blade leaves opponent Dunn and dusted

Boxing Blade Curtis Woodhouse turned in a career-best performance last night when he halted ultra-tough journeyman Peter Dunn at Thurcroft's Consort Hotel.

Pontefract man Dunn, a late replacement for David Kirk, has only been stopped a handful of times in more than 120 fights.

Former Sheffield United midfielder Woodhouse, trained by Rotherham-based Dave Coldwell, put on a fine display of controlled aggression, dropping Dunn with a left hook in the second round.

Dunn was soon on his feet but was under pressure in the fifth as Woodhouse looked for a stoppage. Several hooks crashed through at the start of the sixth and although Dunn was fighting back, Doncaster referee Howard Foster rescued him after 23 seconds.

"If I ever fight a tougher man than Peter Dunn, I'll be surprised," said Woodhouse.

Woodhouse now has nine wins from nine contests.

Crookes-based American Patrick Maxwell won on points (58-56) over six rounds against Newport veteran Paul Samuels.

Maxwell dropped the Welshman in the third but couldn't finish him off.

Edlington cruiserweight John Anthony's contest fell through so Rotherham's Paul Royston boxed a four-round exhibition with Birmingham's Max Maxwell.

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