Our weekly feature, Fighter Favourites, sees us ask Irish fighters their best bits from the world of boxing.
This week it is the turn of European Schoolboys bronze medalist and current 5(1)-0 pro welterweight Gerard ‘Crank’ Whitehouse.
The Balbriggan fighter has two upcoming dates, this Saturday [April 1st] at the National Stadium on the first ‘It’s A Bout Boxing Ireland’ card, before an appearance on the ‘Celtic Clash 2: The Rising’ show at the same venue on Saturday May 27th.
Q: Favourite Current Fighter?
A: Has to be Canelo, great fighter. I kind of have the same boxing style as him, I watch a lot of Canelo.
Q: Favourite of All Time?
A: I like Roy Jones Jr., in his prime he was great to watch. I also like Floyd Mayweather, I watched a lot of him, and what he did I enjoyed.
Q: Favorite Irish Fighter?
A: Has to be Andy Lee. I look up to Andy a lot from when I was younger and going to his fights and training with him.
Q: Favorite Fight?
A: That one’s tough, but I’ll say Andy Lee vs Craig McEwen. I remember sitting at home with all the family that night at all hours in the morning and it was a war, great back and forward action. We didn’t know who was going to come on top. Great fight.
Q: Favorite of your own Fights?
A: I’ve a few. Winning Irish titles is a great feeling, bronze in the Europeans was nice too, but my debut in Belfast [v Jakub Czaprowicz] on a cold and wet night with all my supporters was great, and ending the fight [TKO1] the way I did was up there.
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