For Woodhall there was clearly little satisfaction in his statistical triumph over Catley in the first defence of the World Boxing Council super- middleweight championship at the Telford Ice Rink on Saturday. He admitted: "I thought he [Catley] nicked it."
In contrast, Catley could take much pride from his title effort - but not the title he thought he had earned. "I was told 500 times after I left the ring that I'd been robbed," he said. The fortunate champion boxed far below his best on the way to a 116-113, 115-113, 114-114 verdict. On this form he would stand little chance in a unification bout against the World Boxing Organisation champion Joe Calzaghe.