Contemporary from his unbelievable debut, rising British boxing famous person Ben Whittaker returns to the ring for his second struggle this weekend as he faces a former foe in Peter Nosic in Saudi Arabia.
The Group GB Olympic silver medallist had everyone speaking when he started his skilled profession in blistering style in Bournemouth simply three weeks in the past.
In a blinding show, ‘B£NZO’ – who’s also referred to as ‘The Surgeon’ – confirmed why many imagine he’s destined for world title glory as he blasted away Greg O’Neill with a devastating second-round stoppage.
Educated by SugarHill Steward, the 25-year-old matched his spectacular in-ring prowess with an entertaining mixture of bravado and showboating to instantly get struggle followers enthusiastic about him.
And so they will not have to attend lengthy for his subsequent outing with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics hero now confirmed for a struggle in entrance of 35,000 on the King Abdullah Sports activities Metropolis on Saturday’s Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard.
Birmingham light-heavyweight Whittaker will go toe-to-toe with unbeaten Croatian boxer Nosic (6-0, 3 KOs) in a six-round contest as a part of an action-packed undercard earlier than the primary card airs stay and solely on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace.
Nosic boasts a 50 per cent knockout file since turning professional again in June 2021.
The 23-year-old and Whittaker aren’t any strangers. On his beginner debut in 2015, the Croatian was stopped inside spherical two by the Brit – and Whittaker might be decided to repeat that feat in Jeddah.
BOXXER CEO and founder Ben Shalom mentioned: “It is nice to have Ben again out so rapidly on such a giant present.
“His debut in Bournemouth was very spectacular and we’re wanting ahead to an enormous future.
“I am positive we’ll see one other entertaining efficiency in Jeddah and we look ahead to seeing him boxing once more on house soil very quickly.”
Watch Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua stay on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace on August 20; Joshua makes an attempt to turn out to be a three-time world champion by reclaiming the IBF, WBO and WBA titles he misplaced to Usyk final yr