Former Premier League footballer and British boxing champion Curtis Woodhouse won just shy of £72,000 on a bet that was the talk of Twitter at the weekend.
On Saturday night, Woodhouse revealed he had put a treble on Tyson Fury to beat Wladimir Klitschko, James DeGale to beat Lucian Bute and Chelsea to draw at Tottenham – later confirming that he would win £71,600 if it came in.
Once Fury had beaten Klitschko on points in Dusseldorf – at the longest odds of the three bets – Woodhouse’s Twitter timeline began to fill will hopeful punters who had followed his lead.
Once DeGale had won in Canada and Spurs were held at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon, 35-year-old Woodhouse and those who followed his tip were in dreamland.
Woodhouse tweeted: ‘My Twitter is going crazy!! Thanks for all the congratulations but I’ve got to go, this champagne won’t drink itself #BookieBasher.’
Woodhouse took up boxing in 2006 after admitting he had fallen out of love with football.
He retired from boxing last year after winning 22 of his 29 professional fights, including a victory over Darren Hamilton in February 2014 which saw him become the British light-welterweight champion.
His football career had seen him play four times for England Under 21s and in the Premier League with Birmingham.
It is not the first time Woodhouse’s tweets have made the news. In 2013, he updated his followers as he tracked down a troll who had criticised him after he had lost a fight.