You will recall that his opponents had left young Woodley (him of the Edwardian frock coat and the gold pince nez glasses) in a dazed condition after four rounds of gruelling counter argument.
I now hear from his training camp that the young challenger is about to enter the ring again, claiming he will be able to give “a big response”. Is this the bravado of youth, or has he found the new punches with which to vanquish his fearsome opponents? I will be wagering a whole five guineas on Woodley. By the way, the young challenger has a new slogan he is likely to chant at the weighing in ceremony: “The Victorians were still cleverer than us”.More news exclusively from this blog, as soon as the reply paper gets the final finishing touches.