Ben Whittaker, Caroline Dubois and Frazer Clarke: Olympians on Billam-Smith vs Chamberlain undercard | Boxing Information
3 Tokyo Olympians shall be in motion at the Chris Billam-Smith vs Isaac Chamberlain undercard on the Bournemouth Global Centre on July 30, survive Sky Sports activities.
Olympic silver medallist Ben Whittaker will make his extremely expected skilled debut, former GB Boxing staff captain and super-heavyweight bronze medallist Frazer Clarke returns from harm, and emerging big name of the ladies’s recreation Caroline Dubois could have her 3rd professional combat.
For his first skilled contest Whittaker will tackle Sunderland’s Greg O’Neill in a bout scheduled for 6 rounds.
Whittaker’s professional debut used to be because of happen previous this month however used to be postponed when display headliner Hughie Fury needed to withdraw because of sickness. It supposed an sudden lengthen for Whittaker.
However he advised Sky Sports activities, “All I see it as is additional weeks to be told with Sugar[Hill Steward, his new trainer], additional weeks simply to get well and healthier. It’s important to take a look at the positives.”
He has been ready a very long time for this second. Whittaker hasn’t boxed because the Olympic light-heavyweight ultimate in August of remaining 12 months.
“I had my surgical procedure [on a shoulder injury], so I used to be getting over that. Then I had the ‘who will he signal with, when will he signal,’ so I used to be going thru all that degree. So I signed, were given the date, began selecting issues up. It will were combat week every now and then I had a blip,” he defined. “That is professional boxing.”
Since becoming a member of Frazer Clarke and Caroline Dubois within the solid of BOXXER promoted opponents, hype has been construction across the guy from Darlaston.
“It is just right however you’ll’t purchase into it actually. You have to again it up now,” he warned.
“It used to be great to get that form of remedy [from BOXXER and Sky], it displays what form of funding they have got were given however it is not anything if you happen to move available in the market and carry out like garbage. That is why I am placing the paintings in.”
Heavyweight Clarke is raring to make his mark within the department. A fracture in his thumb has saved him out of the hoop since February, however he’s again punching and desperate to display how a lot attainable he has.
Any other extremely a hit newbie, Dubois is best 21 and appearing her abilities as she adapts to the professional recreation. She is going to field Tanzania’s Satisfied Daudi in a scheduled six-rounder.
“For this 12 months I simply wish to get used to being within the ring, used to preventing in a qualified ring, beneath the intense lighting in entrance of hundreds of other folks, in entrance of the cameras, being put beneath that force,” she advised Rob Tebbutt.
“Subsequent 12 months indisputably I wish to step it up. I wish to get started preventing other folks that experience were given just right names who’re coming to win and coming to push me again and take a look at and take what is mine. It’ll be thrilling.
“I wish to step up and notice how just right I’m.”
Scotland’s John Docherty, a hard-punching 12-1 light-heavyweight, shall be at the July 30 invoice towards unbeaten Diego Costa.
Joe Pigford, a heavy-handed super-welterweight himself, can be in motion in Bournemouth as will cruiserweight Mikael Lawal, Hassan Azim, the brother of Adam Azim, and native guy Lee Cutler.
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