It’s two from two for Gerrard Whitehouse after he registered a points win over experience Karol Lakatos in the Red Cow on Friday night.
The welterweight tried to emulate his World Champion cousin Andy Lee’s recent form and win via by knock out, but had to settle for a scorecard victory against experience journey man opposition.
A big right hand crankend up the noise level’s from ‘Crank’s’ support in the first round, the Dubliner went for the kill but Lakatos covered up and came back fighting.
The rangy, awkward and negative journey man was hard to pin down in the early part of the second stanza, but once Whitehouse got in range he let big shots go. He catapulted more than whipped in some body shots and they paid dividends as he applied pressure in the tail end of the second.
Lakatos a former Phil Suttcliffe foe, was warned for holding in the third telling the story of that stanza. Whitehouse did dip his foes knee’s with a jab, but Lakatos is a Bear Grill’s style survival specialist and made it to the last.
‘Crank’ was full of effort in the last stanza, but Lakatos was keen to live to fight another day, most likely next week, and for the third time in a row the referee’s scorecard was needed.