Ben Whittaker would have stepped in at brief discover to exchange Dan Azeez towards Joshua Buatsi if he had been injury-free himself.
Azeez needed to pull out of his much-anticipated October conflict with Buatsi, which is able to now be rescheduled. Whittaker would have provided his providers, only a few days out from the combat, if he’d been capable of.
“If one thing like that was there and I did not have a niggle and I used to be in combat form I might have jumped in,” Whittaker advised Sky Sports activities.
“If that availability got here, if Azeez pulled out, I might say I would combat Buatsi as a result of style-wise it is excellent for me. I might say put me in there. I am getting cash and world title shot after that, it is a no-brainer.
“So I might have jumped into one thing like that.”
He does although acknowledge: “You’ll be able to’t rush issues.
“I am 4 fights in, I’ve obtained to take my time.”
Whittaker has been stored out of motion by an damage however is focusing on a return in December.
“Slightly hand niggle however nothing too critical,” he defined. “I am simply ensuring each time I get within the ring now I am 100 per cent. So I took the time away I wanted, I am nonetheless coaching, nonetheless engaged on issues and I ought to be again out in December hopefully.”
He believes fights with boxers like Dan Azeez or Joshua Buatsi are nonetheless in his future. Whittaker will need to field the victor of their rescheduled bout.
“The loser, they have nothing for me. The winner’s extra the one you need to intention for,” Whittaker mentioned.
“You do not intention for second place.”
He believes he’s in the end suited to that stage of opposition. “I feel my fashion’s all improper for them, theirs is correct for me,” Whittaker mentioned.
“They’ll all combat however my entire beginner profession, my entire youthful profession was simply guys working at me so if I’ve to have a boxer or that, I would say give me one in every of them as a result of it is easy.
“Gentle-heavyweight’s an actual robust weight in the meanwhile,” he continued. “They’ll all punch in fact, they will all come ahead however nobody actually is speedy, nobody is quick. Nobody actually counter-punches and that is all me.
“The highest stage [Dmitry Bivol] simply beat the face of boxing which is Canelo. The traditional home stage’s nonetheless practically world stage. It’s a robust, robust division. I am pleased to be part of that. If you happen to flip left, you flip proper, there’s names in every single place.”
He guarantees: “I do know when the time comes I can actually change on and put a clinic on and field. In the intervening time I am having enjoyable, TikTok appears to love what I am doing so I am doing it [showboating] for that.”
However he added: “When the fights do come and I would like to modify on, I do know I am going to change on.”