Whitehouse looking to Crank it up at the Red Cow

Dublin welterweight Gerard ‘Crank’ Whitehouse [3(1)-0] will be looking to go up through the gears on November 6th when he returns to the ring in the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

After a perfect start to his professional career thus far, a real buzz has grown around the Balbriggan boxer, and he intends to bring a large crowd with him in six weeks time.

Ahead of the fight in the home of Dublin small-hall boxing, Whitehouse is deep in preparations with his team of Lorcan McGann and Tony Davitt.

The European Schoolboys bronze medalist took time out of his training to speak exclusively to irish-boxing.com and revealed that his next opponent will be a “bit of a step up.”

Who this opponent will be should be confirmed by the end of the week.

The Fingal fighter also intends for this to be his last four round contest before he moves up to six rounders and beyond.

Whitehouse, who only turned 20 last month, is a wise head on young shoulders and knows there is no need to take shortcuts in his progression, explaining that “there’s no rush.”

“The aim is to keep progressing and make the right fights at the right time.”

Indeed, this progression is due to ‘crank’ up a notch in the coming months, with the welterweight planning to have “two, if not three, fights before Christmas.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie