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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Gibbs & Whittaker Fighting on Boxxer Show

Birmingham's Cori Gibbs and Wolverhampton's Olympic silver medalist Ben Whittaker will be showcasing their skills on the Boxxer promotion show in Birmingham on the 6th of May. Both fighters who are signed to Boxxer promotions will be on the undercard of the Joshua Buatsi Vs Pawel Stepien which is being held at the Genting Arena and is being aired live on Sky Sports.

Gibbs (29) from Birmingham was signed by Boxxer promotions after winning the Boxxer tournament super lightweight beating three opponents in one night. His record is impressive, with seventeen victories out of eighteen contests with one defeat coming in his last fight against the then-unbeaten Jimmy First in December of last year. Gibbs is out to set the record straight in this match as he takes on Jimmy First again over eight rounds. In their last encounter, Gibbs was deducted a point for repeatedly losing his gumshield in the 4th, 5th, and sixth rounds. Bradford born Jimmy First also has an impressive winning fourteen times in fifteen bouts of boxing. The forty-two-year-old's first defeat came after he had beaten Gibbs losing in a lightweight central area contest against Josh Padley on points.

Also on the show, you have the Olympic Silver medalist Ben Whittaker. The twenty-five-year-old unbeaten fighter from Wolverhampton will be having his third contest since turning over to the pros with Boxxer promotions. The Flashy Black Country fighter will be taking on Scottish twenty-five-year-old Jordan Grant with the fight scheduled over six, three-minute rounds. Grant has a winning record of six wins out of nine contests and has fought one six and one eight rounder losing both. Dexter’s Thoughts

These two Midlands boxers are both part of the Boxxer Promotions stable which speaks for itself regarding how good they are. Cori Gibbs is a talented fighter and it is a shame that he hasn't already reached big title fights as I rate him that highly. I have interviewed him a number of times when he was on the small hall shows and have witnessed firsthand how skillful he can be. He breezed through the Boxxer Tournament beating three fighters in one night and has always had the potential to go to the highest level. Now that he has a big promoter and Sky Sports behind him and if he can get passed First I expect big things for the Brummie fighter. After Whittaker won the silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, he was destined for big things, Boxxer Promotions managed to sign him, and I'm sure his route to world titles has already been drawn up. He is a slick flashy fighter who entertains the crowd and is a star in the making. He should win this fight and showcase his talents, I look forward to seeing both of these talented fighters in the ring.

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