Downie’s delight after Woodhouse snaps him up

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Scarborough boxer Ross Downie has been handed a huge boost heading into his professional debut next month after former British champion Curtis Woodhouse signed him up.

Woodhouse, who was a professional footballer for Sheffield United and Birmingham City among others before deciding to enter the ring, has recently become a boxing promoter and hard-hitting bantamweight Downie is one of his first signings.

From left, Ryan Ashworth, Curtis Woodhouse, Ross Downie and Glenn Banks

From left, Ryan Ashworth, Curtis Woodhouse, Ross Downie and Glenn Banks

Downie makes his pro debut in Barnsley on Friday September 18, and he can’t wait to get going.

He said: “I was delighted to sign up with Curtis, he is a big name and has a lot of contacts.

“He proved a lot of people wrong when he won the British title after coming to boxing from football and he has big plans, so I’m excited to be a part of them going forward.”