Dennis Hobson wants to make Curtis Woodhouse-Scott Harrison grudge match

Curtis Woodhouse
Curtis Woodhouse

Dennis Hobson insists he is willing to work his promotional magic to make a grudge fight happen between the returning Curtis Woodhouse and fallen Scottish hero Scott Harrison.

As they watched Scotland’s former world champion Ricky Burns in action on TV last weekend, former Blades skipper Woodhouse and Harrison began a bitter war of words over Twitter which quickly descended into foul-mouthed and x-rated abuse.

The back-and-forth resulted in two time world featherweight champion Harrison offering to settle the matter in a pub car park.

But Hobson – who will guide former British champion Woodhouse through his return to the ring – is confident he can get a potential physical battle between the two inside a boxing ring and in front of television cameras.

“Curtis is my kind of fighter,” Hobson said.

“He talks outside the ropes but everyone know he will back up that talk in the ring.

“We’re looking to get Curtis international recognition and Harrison would be a good scalp.

“If Scott’s willing then I’m sure I could secure TV coverage because it would be an absolute war.”

Of the potential fight, Woodhouse said: “If Harrison wants it he can have it.”

Shamed Harrison continues to face the prospect of extradition to Spain to serve a four-year jail term after he was found guilty of an assault in the Costa Del Sol two years ago.

Spanish authorities claim to have summoned the 36-year-old to the country on several occasions to serve his sentence but have received no response.

Harrison was last week arrested on a European Arrest Warrant but was released on bail on Tuesday and will return to court in Glasgow next week.

Harrison twice held the WBO featherweight title as well as the British and Commonwealth.

He has not fought since April last year when he was unsuccessful in his bid for the WBO European lightweight title.