Killa shakes off ring rust for tough return

Charles ‘The Killa’ Whittaker makes
a welcome return to the ring in Grand Cayman against an unbeaten fighter from
the Golden Boy Promotions camp.

Whittaker has been in intensive
training for the past month and expects to thrill local fans in Camana Bay by
breaking the winning sequence of Jemell Charlo at the Arts and Recreation
Centre on 11 June.

Charlo, based in Houston, Texas,
has knocked out seven of his 14 opponents. At 21 he is 16 years younger than
Killa who has a wealth of experience in his favour stretching back to 1993.

Whittaker is unbeaten since 2004
and he doesn’t see Charlo upsetting that record although the West Bay fighter’s
last bout was a year ago in the Philippines. With expert guidance from trainer
Norman Wilson, the ring rust has quickly come off.

“I’ve been training hard and I’m
going to win,” Killa said. “I don’t know enough about Charlo to have a strategy
but know he is a good fighter because he is with a big promotional outfit as he
has Golden Boy behind him. I feel fine and the ring rust is coming off day by
day. I’m going to teach him how to lose.”

Making their professional
debuts on the bill will be local middleweight Peter ‘Lightning’ Lewison and
former Philippines amateur champion now based here, bantamweight Alfredo
‘Pacquiao’ Deano.



Killa has trained hard for his first fight in a year.
Photo: Ron Shillingford