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30 November 2018

THE annual Sporting Dinner at the Pirelli Stadium featured boxing champion Curtis Woodhouse who made the switch from football to a successful career in the ring.

Woodhouse's football career saw him play in the Premier League for Birmingham City and win four England U21 caps.

His professional boxing record stands at 29 fights with 22 wins – 13 of which were by knockout – and seven defeats.

Woodhouse lifted the British light-welterweight title in 2014, beating Darren Hamilton on a split decision.

He has since moved into football mangement at non-league clubs including Goole and Bridlington Town.

He gave the audience at the Pirelli Stadium last night an insight into his unique career.

He said: "I was delighted to be asked to speak at Burton Albion’s latest Sporting Dinner. I had heard many favourable comments about the football club and its facilities and it was great to be able to share my story.

"I had played here before for Rushden and Diamonds (in a 2-1 win in April 2007) and as I remember scored a goal - a header - so it's good to be back."

Guests were treated to a four-course meal in the Albion Suite and were also entertained by comedian Bob Webb.

The compere for the evening was Dave Bryon.

The Sporting Dinner marks the start of the festive season at the Pirelli Stadium with Christmas party nights and the New Year's Eve Gala evening

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