Crank Whitehouse “looking for a title fight” following punch-perfect Celtic Clash 2 win

It was a near punch perfect display from Gerard Whitehouse [6(1)-0] last weekend.

The Balbriggan welter was the chief support on the Celtic Clash 2 card at the National Stadium and eased to a comprehensive points win.

Whitehouse was pitted against Hungarian Gabor Kovacs and was on top for every second of every round in Dublin to take a 60:54 win on the referee’s scorecard.

After the comfortable victory, Whitehouse told that “the fight went well.”

“It was a good performance. I caught him at the end of the first round which shook him and it put him on back foot for rest of the fight. He wouldn’t stand and trade.”

“I didn’t do much wrong. If anything I could have upped the pace and got the stoppage.”

“The whole team was happy,” added the Tony Davitt-managed, David Sadleir-trainer boxer

Still only 21, the win was Whitehouse’s sixth, and his second time going six rounds. The Fingal fighter is looking to step up in his next contest, which is scheduled to take place on the ‘Celtic Clash 3’ bill at the National Stadium on September 9th.

His fight at the weekend was initially due to be an eight rounder, and a minor title fight with Jay Byrne would fall through. While he’s not naming names, Whitehouse wants a belt this Autumn.

“I’m looking for a title fight,” Crank stated.

“Fitness is never a problem with me, I train very hard and I’ll be ready for the task ahead.”

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