Charles ‘Killa’ Whittaker bounced back from a rare defeat in September to finish 2012 positively after winning in the Philippines just after Christmas.
The West Bay puncher turned 39 on Saturday but he showed he has no intention of hanging up his gloves yet after a decisive 10 round points win over Dondon Sultan in Barangay Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte on 29 December,
It was Killa’s first fight since being stopped by Gabriel Rosado in ten rounds in a junior-middleweight world title eliminator.
Whittaker expects to get back into world title contention this year under the guidance of his trainer Norman Wilson.
“I scored three knock downs and I am happy I got in the rounds,” Whittaker said. “He came out swinging but I did my thing. I was happy to be back in the ring and closing out the year in the ring it can’t get much better.
“We worked hard in the gym and now we’re looking forward to a good year. I am hoping to have a deal signed in little while to defend my USBA title.
“My adviser Raul Alvarez is working on the business end of things and me and coach Norman will put in the work in the gym.
“I am excited about the possibilities that are before us in 2013 I am still willing to work hard in the gym. I just love what I do and even though I am now 39 I feel better now then I did since last April when I was hospitalised for five days with pneumonia.”