GERARD Whitehouse claims he is just starting out on the pro learning curve and is a little disappointed he wasn’t afforded the opportunity to bank more experience on his pro debut.
The Dublin’s first pro outing lasted less than three minutes as he stopped Jakub Czaprowicz, who came into the fight with one win from his only previous pro bout, within a round.
The 19 year old light welterweight admits a recording victory in such an emphatic manner was gratifying but lamented the fact he didn’t get some rounds under his belt.
The man they call ‘Crank’ told Irish-boxing.com:
“A knockout win is a great way to start off my career, but If I am honest I would have rather a few more rounds. Especially as I was out of the ring for so long. I hadn’t been in any form of ring in a competitive fight for nine months. But a win is a win and I can’t complain.
“I caught him early in the round with a left hook and rocked him. To be fair he took it well and I rushed my work a little bit, but the big shot came and I got him out with a right hand.”
The latest edition to the Irish pro boxing circle seemed to take his debut in his stride and states he was comfortable in the surroundings. Now after registering a win in Downpatrick ‘Crank’ is planning on building an experience base from which to build from.
“I was very excited about making my debut in terms of experience and the things that go with fighting for the first time I actually found it grand. I boxed all over the world as an amateur and I think that stands to me,” he added before discussing what’s next.
I have noting planed. I will leave that to my team and ill be ready to fight what ever the throw at me whenever they decide its time to fight again. The plans for now is get a few more fights and get used to the pro ways. I want to keep learning.”