Killa considers his future

Charles “Killa” Whittaker said he is recovering from an eye injury that forced him to pull out of his fight at the end of the sixth round in Atlantic City earlier this month. 

Whittaker lost to Demetrius “The Gladiator” Hopkins, nephew of the legendary veteran Bernard Hopkins.  

A win would have taken Whittaker closer to a coveted world title fight. Now, he has to regroup and plot a new path.  

“It was a very bitter loss,” he said. “I simply had a very off night and couldn’t get it going.  

“It felt like I was stuck in cement,” he added. “I don’t know if it was the way I lost weight for the fight or what, but I didn’t feel myself in there.  

Whittaker said: “I have been training since November and fought in December and got back in the gym 10 days after. I had to push it in the gym some days because I was feeling tired. 

“I don’t know if it was really a one off,” he said. “I couldn’t get it going at all. As for the future, I am going to take a much-needed break, pray about things and see where and what God leads me to do. And spend some time at my house here in Winter Haven, Florida. 

“My future plans are to rest and relax,” he added. “The last 25 years, everything I have done has been about boxing, so I’m going to chill over here for a while and hang out with my son.” 

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  1. I am very glad to hear that Mr Whittaker may be about to listen to God and to his son. I hope they will both enable him to realise what a brutal, stupid, and demeaning occupation professional boxing is; and to make something of the rest of his life with his family.

  2. Old Hand, I have to disagree.

    I’m a sports instructor too, in more than just scuba diving. The Killa knows how to work and if he could put that much effort into some teaching ideas he could easily work in the schools.

    Teachers for physical sports are also needed on Cayman and there is no reason why amateur boxing can’t be a part of the class. Young men learn an awful lot of respect from each other when they are matched up in the ring.

    Boxing is also an Olympic sport and it could be a good outlet for young men on Cayman today, particularly if there was a professional in charge of the gym.