Boxer Charles ‘The Killa’ Whittaker won a major belt this summer. However he will have to wait a little longer to defend it.
The United States Boxing Association and World Boxing Council Continental junior-middleweight champion states his next bout looks like it will be in November, as opposed to his earlier estimates of October.
“Nothing is on schedule and I’m hoping to get in the ring in November,” Whittaker said. “I have to make a title defence or else I lose the belt. I would like the fight to be here but if it’s abroad then it’s abroad. I would like to not be negotiating for the promotion and marketing of the fight. At this point I’m trying a new promoter.”
The West Bayer had originally announced plans to stage a fight 1 October at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre. Whittaker, 37, had stated he wanted to face a top 10 opponent with the bout being broadcast via internet in 180 countries.
Killa claimed his new crown back in June at Camana Bay when he beat Philadelphia native Keenan Collins in 12 rounds. The victory garnered much acclaim as Whittaker had been out of the ring for about 12 months. To honour the achievement, Premier McKeeva Bush presented Whittaker with the Order of the Cayman Islands, a new award that debuted last year.