Ebene News – GB – Curtis Woodhouse ‘honored’ to receive BEM in New Year’s honors

Former Hull City player and boxer Curtis Woodhouse received a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2020 Queen’s New Year’s Honors List for his services to the sport

He tweeted his reaction to the news, telling his followers he was “truly honored and honored” to receive the award before continuing to share his journey to success in football and boxing

The champion said the news made him reflect on his 20 years in the sports industry and was a proud moment for him and his family

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Speaking of his early years, the professional boxer said: “When I started playing football when I was young at Driffield I dreamed of playing for Liverpool and England, John Barnes was my hero and i spent hours pretending to be him, visualizing scoring the World Cup-winning goals for England “

He went on to say that his dreams weren’t to be: “Unfortunately, life doesn’t always turn out the way you expect and at 26 I retired with little but regrets about it. who could have, should “have been”

It was then that the footballer discovered his love for boxing and he quickly turned pro, initially ranking 189th out of 189

He said in his tweet: “I started my journey, ridiculed and laughed everywhere I went It took me eight years to go from 189th in Britain to number one and become the British champion light welterweights “

He ended his tweet by thanking everyone who has supported him over the years before leaving a few words of encouragement: “Never let people’s words put you off, never let people put restrictions on you. what you can accomplish, but above all never give up Already “

Woodhouse’s football league career spanned nine seasons, earning him four caps for England’s Under-21 football team

He made his debut for Sheffield United at the age of 17, before being transferred to Birmingham for a fee of £ 1million He then moved to Rotherham United in January 2003, on loan for five months

He then spent two years with Peterborough United before joining Hull City in 2005 for £ 25,000

He ended his career at the end of the 2006-7 season after only eight months at Hy Town

His boxing career has seen him participate in 29 fights, 22 victories – including 13 by KO and 7 losses

Despite being eight years after his boxing debut, he won the British light welterweight title in 2014

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Ebene News – GB – Curtis Woodhouse ‘honored’ to receive the BEM in honor of the New Year

Source: https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/curtis-woodhouse-new-year-honours-4844049