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Is Ben Whittaker Britain's Next Boxing Superstar?

British boxer Ben Whittaker, a silver medalist at the Olympics, is wasting no time in his professional career.  With a 7-0 record and a knack for showmanship, the 26-year-old is setting his sights on a world title fight within the next few years.



Ben Whittaker


Building a Contender:

Whittaker has overcome past injuries and is currently on a hot streak, winning three fights in five months. His next challenge comes on June 15th against Eworitse Ezra Arenyeka (12-0, 10 KOs). A win could lead to a headline fight in his hometown.


Looking Across the Pond:

Whittaker recently visited the U.S. with his promoter and hopes to box there soon. He acknowledges his polarizing style resonates with American audiences, a stark contrast to the more critical reception in the UK.


Domestic Scene Heats Up:

The 175-pound division in Britain is bustling with potential matchups, including the anticipated clash between Anthony Yarde and Joshua Buatsi.  Whittaker acknowledges these established fighters but believes his own rapid rise might put them on separate paths.


Ready for the Big Leagues:

Despite his limited experience (yet to go beyond eight rounds), Whittaker feels his skills are ready for the top contenders. He craves the big stadium fights and the experiences that come with them.


Target on His Back:

Whittaker's growing profile has attracted attention from fellow prospect Lewis Edmondson.  Whittaker acknowledges the inevitable dance with these rising stars.


Future Trajectory:

While currently comfortable at light heavyweight, Whittaker acknowledges he might eventually move up to cruiserweight as he grows and develops.


The Takeaway:

Ben Whittaker is a hungry young fighter with a clear vision for his future.  With a blend of talent and self-promotion, he's on the fast track to becoming a major force in the light heavyweight division.

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