Date: 22nd September 2013 at 11:15am
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At the Liverpool Olympia last night, Derry Matthews showed just what extraordinary punching power he possesses.

After, in his last contest, he pulled the fight out of the bag with a devastating tenth round stoppage, Matthews was back in the ring last night against the former footballer, Curtis Woodhouse.

Woodhouse, now 25 fights into his Boxing career, had earned a shot at Matthews Commonwealth light-welterweight crown but failed to take his chance of glory.

In fact Matthews, physically, looked a giant compared to Woodhouse and soon had the challenger in trouble with harder, cleaner shots, clearly taking the first two rounds on the score-cards.

Woodhouse rallied in the third, catching Matthews with some decent shots and may well have shared the round. However, in round four Matthews caught Woodhouse with the best punch of the night and the challenger was down on the canvas.

Woodhouse tried to get to his feet but he was clearly disorientated and stumbled into the ropes. The referee looked into the challengers eyes before, sensibly, calling a halt to proceedings.

 

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