...By Gift BADEWO for TDPel Media.
British Boxer Ben Whittaker’s Controversial Showboating
British boxer Ben Whittaker is receiving criticism for his showboating during his bout with Jordan Grant in the squared circle.
In the first round, Whittaker began taunting his opponent by performing shimmies and blowing kisses to the crowd.
He then hopped on one foot across the ring towards Grant, who had managed to escape Whittaker’s dominance of the ring.
Whittaker, who turned professional last year after winning a silver medal at the Olympics, was competing in his second professional bout.
While some fans praised his flamboyant performance, others were unimpressed with his behavior.
One fan tweeted that he was impressed by Whittaker’s ability to get people talking about him, but others labeled his actions as “pathetic” and “embarrassing.”
One fan even compared him to Prince Naseem, a boxer known for his showboating and extravagant entrances.
Impressive Performance in the Ring
Despite the controversy, Whittaker delivered an impressive performance in the ring.
He landed huge shots in the second round, and while Grant managed to survive, he was caught with a left hook moments into the third round.
The shot sent him stumbling across the ring, and he was unable to beat the count when his corner threw in the towel.
Title Ambitions and Future Fights
Following his victory over Grant, Whittaker revealed that he has ambitions to win titles in the future.
He is now targeting a future fight with Dan Azeez, the British, Commonwealth, and European light-heavyweight champion.
Despite the criticism of his showboating, Whittaker’s talent in the ring cannot be denied, and he has proven himself to be a formidable opponent.