Following his heroics on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games, mild heavyweight boxer, Ben Whittaker, has signed knowledgeable contract with the promotional firm, BOXXER.
Whittaker misplaced out to Cuba’s Arlen Lopez within the ultimate in Tokyo, however he took residence a silver medal to assist Crew GB Boxing to their largest medal haul for over a century.
Throughout his Olympic journey, Whittaker captured the hearts of the nation together with his outlandish celebrations and want to turn into the Mayor of his hometown, Wolverhampton, and his dream got here true, as he was allowed to be Mayor for sooner or later after coming back from Tokyo.
Whittaker additionally had his justifiable share of controversy through the Olympics, as he initially refused to put on his silver medal, saying: “You don’t win silver, you lose gold. I’m very disillusioned with myself. I didn’t carry out good,” however he later admitted he regretted his actions.
Alongside Lauren Value, Karriss Artingstall, Frazer Clarke and Caroline Dubois, Whittaker is the most recent Olympian to affix the BOXXER roster.
“Nicely they all the time say save the perfect ‘until final and right here I’m,” Whittaker stated. “I’m very excited to show this new chapter in my profession. It’s an thrilling time for me to showcase my expertise.
“I’m now wanting ahead to stepping into camp, the place I can add and develop to my sport. I hope you benefit from the journey as a result of it’s gonna be a loopy one.”
To finish his elite staff, Whittaker is managed by two-time heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua’s 258 Administration and he will probably be educated by Tyson Fury’s coach, SugarHill Steward.
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Joshua has been a giant fan of Whittaker for some time, describing him as a ‘future champion’, and the heavyweight big continued to sing his praises after the announcement that he had signed for BOXXER.
“Ben is a extremely particular expertise with a implausible novice pedigree,” Joshua stated. “He has had some powerful selections to make while turning skilled however now lastly he’s right here!
“Managed by the perfect staff within the sport, 258 Administration, I feel he is able to set the world boxing scene on fireplace.
“Everybody prepare for a particular journey. Ben is the longer term PPV star.”
One individual greatest positioned to judge Whittaker’s skill and prospects as knowledgeable boxer is his coach, Steward.
“I’m completely thrilled to have been sought out and chosen by Ben Whittaker of the 2020 Olympic Video games on Nice Britain’s extremely gifted and dominating boxing staff,” he stated.
“I think about Ben to be on the expertise degree of a Roy Jones Jr in transitioning from novice into knowledgeable World Champion famous person standing.”
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