Lyon Woodstock and Archie Sharp’s war of words continues to intensify as the pair prepare for their WBO European Super-Featherweight title showdown on October 6th.
The pair first began trading verbal punches on social media, months before their fight was even announced.
“I didn’t even know who the guy was until somebody showed me the tweets he was putting.” stated the current WBO European Super-Featherweight Champion, Woodstock.
“At first I didn’t think anything of it but then he was posting tweet after tweet about me, so I thought let’s see who this Archie boy is!”
The pair came face to face for the first time when the card was announced in July, giving them the chance to discuss their grievances in person.
“I found it all very funny,” said Woodstock. “I mean, I turned up with my title, and he turned up wearing a man bag! Who even has those these days?!
“All of this is new to him. He made it obvious to everybody that he wasn’t really too sure what he was doing, bless his heart!”
Like Woodstock, Sharp was not too impressed with his upcoming opponent.
“Blah-blah-blah!… I just let him talk because that’s what he likes to do,” said Sharp.
“For me, the fights made, my talking will be done in the ring. I personally believe the reason he talks so much and writes so much on twitter and social media is so he can serve some confidence to his self because that is what he needs.”
While Woodstock has dismissed Sharp’s amateur accomplishments as irrelevant, Sharp maintains that they will set him in good stead come October 6th.
“Lyon has to go on about my amateur career, and it was this many years ago, but at the end of the day, I’m still sparring and mixing it with the likes of Luke Campbell, Joe Cordina; both top amateur fighters.
“I boxed at a great level, boxed opponents at a high level and ability wise that are a lot better than Lyon Woodstock, the only difference really is that this is a ten-round fight, but I train for twelve-round fights, and on the 6th October I’m going to turn it up!”