Ben Whittaker

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by CutThroatFade, Feb 4, 2024.

  1. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    He does it far too often in fights to the point it means nothing

    Watch Naz, when he show boated you'd remember it but Whittaker seems to want his entire fights to consist of it
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  2. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 4, 2020
    I'm all for it. Boxing needs characters. It will help market him well and get people talking about him. We all remember the likes of Roy Jones Jr & Prince Naz because of their showboating.
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  3. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    Do it in 50/50 fights not against opponents with less than 1% chance of winning.

    Hope he gets KTFO and even better while he is showing off.
  4. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 6, 2019
    Summers and Pitters are good local fights but both lads would want a ton of money.
  5. LegsAreShaky

    LegsAreShaky Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2023
    They could do it for Summers’ British as a chief support to Denny defending his European. Fair enough not wanting to pay him for fourth down the card, but as a chief support it’d be worth it, no?

    I’m not in the know at all in terms of purses, I remember getting rinsed on here for guessing Azim would get high 5 figures for the Reyes fight lol, but how much are they realistically going to want? 15-20k?
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  6. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! I know what I like and I like what I know. Full Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    Not a fan of it. Totally disrespectful. I can live with "on the ropes" bobbing and weaving but in the center of the ring pratting around? - nah!

    If he showboats against a C Smith, Yarde, Buatsi, Bivol, Beterbiev, then I'll give him props.

    Personally, whilst he has some talent, he'll get found out by at least 4 of the 5 I've mentioned.
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  7. Justchris17

    Justchris17 Member Full Member

    Nov 18, 2016
    I don’t mind showboating when it’s against someone with a pulse he’s just embarrassing himself doing against people of that level.

    I’ve heard people mentioning Prince Naseem in comparison whereas I’m on the broner side of the fence until he proves himself, at least broner was able to con world titles before getting found out though. He looks like he’s got potential but they always do when being hyped and matched up cleverly, wouldn’t be the first time one of our hype jobs gets a hiding when they step up.
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  8. lefthook82

    lefthook82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 1, 2009
    Getting a lot of interaction online, let's see if it will translate to ticket sales, have my doubts
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  9. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    What fanny is he going to be fighting and looking like a fanny against next.
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  10. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Prediction ? Pain Full Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    I quite like the guy. But all the excessive showboating demonstrates is that he is fighting guys well below his level so not providing the fans decent value for money. He is talented and needs to be stepped up.

    Chuck him in sparring with Bebertiev. See how much fannying about he does then.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2024
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  11. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Even though a complete knobhead, Broner was the real deal at lightweight.
  12. Justchris17

    Justchris17 Member Full Member

    Nov 18, 2016
    Look how quickly his legacy and reputation went down the pan, he will never get the plaudits from that stage of his career will only be remembered for the rest of it
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  13. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    He looked class in the video of him sparring Felix Cash. He is learning nothing fighting these journeyman, he needs real tests.
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  14. im sparticus

    im sparticus There Ye Go. Full Member

    May 16, 2010
    Doubt it'll increase his ticket sales. Its more if a social media thing imo
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  15. Mugen38

    Mugen38 Member Full Member

    May 22, 2011
    Can't stand the creep & the way he humiliates fighters many levels below him is disgusting!