Woodhouse looks to be a better prospect than Gavin
By Scott Gilfoid: For a fighter that has only been boxing for five years, Curtis Woodhouse (15-3, 10 KO’s) has a heck of a lot of talent. I was really impressed with his performance against Frankie Gavin last Saturday night. I had Woodhouse winning that fight by a couple of rounds, but Gavin nicked it by a 12 round split decision by the scores of 117-112, 116-113 and 114-115.
Woodhouse showed good power and excellent combinations. I frankly see him as a much better prospect than than Gavin. I think Gavin’s promoter needs to cut his losses and dump him. I just don’t see much more than a domestic level fighter in Gavin. He’s lacking in so many areas it’s not even funny.
Woodhouse, though, I think he can be a good fighter if he can get an American trainer like Freddie Roach or Emanuel Steward to take him under his wing. If this guy had the right trainer, I think he could be a world class fighter. Sadly, I don’t see much of a future for Gavin. Maybe he can scrape his way to a the level of a bottom feeder at the world level but that would be really stretching it because I see him as second tier all the way. He’s too flawed, too hittable and too slow. If I was his promoter, I’d dump him so fast that his head would be spinning.
Woodhouse is the better physical prospect. He’s just raw and needs training but I can see him beating a lot of guys if someone can mold. But I think he’s wasting away in the UK. He needs to come to America so he can be taught how to fight properly.