Debut Corner with Gerard Whitehouse

Published On Monday, October 20, 2014By Tim Rickson
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Debut Corner with Balbriggan's Gerard Whitehouse

Light middleweight from Northern Ireland, Gerard Whitehouse talks to BBN about following his cousins into the world of boxing, his stellar amateur career and his forthcoming debut on November 1st as he takes on 27-year-old journeyman, Liam Griffiths from Sussex. 

What made you want to start boxing? “Stared boxing because my cousins were all boxing and it all started from there.”

Who was your boxing hero growing up and why? “Boxing hero that I like now is Floyd Mayweather but I looked up to all of my cousins when I was younger.”

How old were you when you had your first fight and how did you do? “My first fight was when I was ten. I lost my first five fights.”

How well did you do in the amateurs? “As an amateur, I won four Irish titles, a European bronze medal, and HSK Box Cup gold medal.”

What made you decide to turn pro? “I went pro because I always liked it better than the amateur boxing. I think that the pro style suits me better.”

What team do you have around you? “I’ve got a good team around me, they’re all very willing and are getting me good sparring, I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.”

What sort of fighting style do you have? “My fight style is that I can box and I can fight depending on whatever way the fight is going. I can change so I like to call myself a box-fighter.”

What ambitions do you have for your pro career? “I have the same ambitions as any fighter – to be a world champion.”

When is your first fight and who will be there in support? “My fight is in Downpatrick Cricket Club on November 1st. I’ve got good support coming from my hometown of Balbriggan.”

Any message for the fans? “I’d like to thank everyone who makes the effort to come to the fight and spend their hard-earned money on watching me box.”

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