Charles ‘The Killa’ Whittaker has just turned 37 and after a long career and eventful in the ring stretching back 18 years, the world class light-middleweight boxer is planning a possible farewell in front of local fans soon.
He hopes to put on a show on 28 May in Grand Cayman – and it could possibly be his last. Frustrated by the lack of opportunities despite remaining unbeaten for the past 12 fights stretching back seven years and only losing once since 2001, Whittaker has only been able to contest minor belts and has been sidestepped by big promoters for the major ones.
The last time Whittaker fought was when he won on a technical decision after six round in the Philippines last May against Jakkirt Suwunnalirt. Whittaker sustained a badly cut eye which has since repaired.
Despite his well connected agent, Raoul Alvarez, who is based in Florida, doing his utmost to match Killa, the West Bay fighter has not been able to get a significant contest.
Killa said: “If everything continues to go good, this is what will happen. I’m going into serious training next month.” His trainer is Norman ‘Stormin’ Wilson, who is assistant coach in the successful amateur boxing programme here to head coach Nayon ‘Donie Anglin’.
All three will be working at the D. Dalmain Ebanks gym in the Truman Bodden Complex on Saturday on a show that will match boxers from Aruba, the US Virgin Islands and Jamaica with local boxers. Coach Troy O’Neil will also be working in the corners.
Middleweight Peter ‘Lighnting’ Lewison, who Killa guided to victory against Jesse Bodden last month, is likely to top the bill against Aruba’s Stanley Brown.
For tickets and more information, contact coach Donie Anglin on 939-7944.