It’s a knockout for Jason, says Curtis

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CURTIS WOODHOUSE hopes to wipe away some of the months of the frustrations he has endured when he boxes at Rotherham on Sunday.

The former Blades footballer is set for a four rounder with Jason Nesbitt on David Coldwell’s Magna show. It’s been an exasperating time for Woodhouse, 30, who after signing up to Frank Warren was hoping for five fights a year. Woodhouse though, who lost his first fight under Warren seven months ago to Peter McDonagh by a solitary point hasn’t boxed since then.

Woodhouse said: “It’s been frustrating but I’ve at least had a lot of time to work with my new trainer Glyn Rhodes. I went to Frank not as an Olympic medallist, so there were no financial demands from me, all I wanted was to be kept busy. For one reason or another I haven’t been put on shows but David got me on his show and I’m grateful for it.”

Woodhouse, as ever, is looking to make a statement to the light-welterweight division by ending the fight prematurely. “I go into every fight with the same goal; to knock my opponent out. People say you shouldn’t go into fights like that, but I do.

“I’ve stopped nine people in my 14 wins, so I must be doing something right. After this I want to fight Alex Arthur” (former European champion.)