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Ben Whittaker Targets Multiple World Title Glory

Ben Whittaker is targeting multiple world titles now that he has turned professional.

It was announced yesterday that the 24-year-old, managed by 258, will be promoted by Ben Shalom at Boxxer after signing a long-term deal.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Silver Medallist will also be trained by Sugar Hill who has compared him to all-time-great Roy Jones Jr. And while Whittaker is not looking to rush his career in a similar fashion to that of fellow Team GB medallist Galal Yafai he is confident that the end game will produce titles.

“We’re high-level amateurs so you can’t really drag your heels but I’m still 24 so I don’t want to rush either. If a title pops up, clean the dust off its mine,” Whittaker told Boxing Social’s Ryan Elliott.

“Minimum [expectation] is multi-world champion. I want to be the best I can be and challenge myself. If anybody saw me at the Olympics, I wasn’t happy with a loss, so I don’t want to lose in this game. I want to come out with belts and my 0. I’ve got a good team around me. I’ve got to keep working hard, don’t get complacent and if I do all those things I will be a world champion.”

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