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Boxing Update: Ben Whittaker’s Next Fight Confirmed; Date and Venue Announced

Published 02/16/2024, 3:48 AM EST

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Ben Whittaker, boxing’s rising star, is gearing up for another electrifying bout. Recently, whispers of his next fight emerged. Last seen dazzling against Khalid Graidia, Whittaker’s style stole the show. Known for blending showmanship with skill, he’s not your typical fighter. Picture a professional boxer dancing, almost mocking his opponent.

In his last clash, taunts and jabs flew, mesmerizing fans and frustrating foes. Professional boxers like Shakur Stevenson and Claressa Shields were in admiration of his style, and now that he is gearing up for another fight, they for sure will be watching. But who is he fighting next?

March madness at the O2 for Ben Whittaker

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Michael Benson recently set the boxing community abuzz with a tweet: “🥊 Announced: Ben Whittaker’s next fight will take place on the Fabio Wardley vs Frazer Clarke undercard, March 31st at the O2 Arena. Opponent TBC.” This pivotal update confirms Whittaker’s return to the ring, promising another showcase of his unique talents. Accordingly, on March 31st, the O2 Arena will host this highly anticipated event, featuring Whittaker in a supporting role to the headline bout between Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke.

Whittaker’s opponent remains to be confirmed, adding an element of suspense. Nevertheless, his flawless record of 6-0, with five knockouts, speaks volumes. Furthermore, this fight marks a significant step in Whittaker’s 2024 campaign to elevate his profile and demonstrate his prowess. Transitioning seamlessly from his last victory, the Olympic silver medalist aims to captivate the audience once more, blending his signature showboating with formidable boxing skills.

As his 360-degree spin went viral, he came on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and talked about becoming an overnight sensation.

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Whittaker’s unexpected fame

The aftermath of Ben Whittaker’s recent victory has catapulted him into an unexpected whirlwind of fame. Whittaker shared his astonishment at the sudden surge in attention. “It’s been crazy, if I’m honest,” he confessed. Icons like Shaquille O’Neal and Odell Beckham Jr. have not only messaged him but also followed and extended personal contacts.

Despite the star-studded recognition, Whittaker remains grounded, emphasizing, “I don’t do it for the views, I don’t do it for the likes. It’s my style.” This newfound popularity, marked by a significant increase in social media followers, underscores a pivotal moment in Whittaker’s career, although he humorously notes, “all publicity is good publicity, I suppose,” maintaining his focus on the sport rather than the spotlight.

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As Whittaker prepares for his next bout on March 31st at the O2 Arena, the anticipation and expectations are higher than ever. How will Whittaker’s growing fame impact his future performances and persona in the boxing world?

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Mrinal Mishra

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