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Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka: Fight date, ring walk time, undercard, how to watch & betting odds

Rising star Ben Whittaker is back in action on Saturday 15th June as he takes on Ezra Arenyeka in a clash between two fighters who both boast unbeaten records - here's everything you need to know ahead of the fight.

'The Surgeon' will look to silence press conference crasher Ezra Arenyeka when the unbeaten fighters clash for the WBA Gold light-heavyweight title on the undercard of Chris Billam-Smith v Richard Riakporhe on Saturday 15th June.

Known as the ‘African King’, Arenyeka, who is 12-0 as a professional with ten knockout wins, had to be held back by security after making a surprise appearance at a press conference ahead of Whittaker’s fight with Leon Willings last month.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of what should be an enthralling and entertaining showdown.

Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka

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Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka - All You Need To Know


Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka - Date

The fight between Ben Whittaker and Ezra Arenyeka is scheduled to take place on Saturday 15th June 2024.

Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka - Time

Ben Whittaker and Ezra Arenyeka are set to collide at around 21:30 (BST), with ring walks scheduled to get underway around ten minutes earlier.

Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka - Location and venue

Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka will take place at Selhurst Park in London, England.

The venue is primarily used as the home ground of Premier League outfit Crystal Palace and has a capacity of 25,486 as a football ground.

Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka - TV channel & how to watch

Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena in the UK and Ireland, with the action getting underway from 19:00 (BST).

Are there any belts on the line for Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka?

Ben Whittaker and Ezra Arenyeka will be fighting for the vacant WBA Gold World light-heavyweight title, and if captured by the British fighter, it would represent his first time since turning professional.

Ben Whittaker record

7-0 (5 KOs)

Ben Whittaker has quickly established himself as one of the hottest prospects in British boxing with a string of eye-catching performances, combining precision punching with a hefty dose of showboating.

‘The Surgeon’ has put together a perfect 7-0 record, with five stoppages, since making his debut in 2022 against Greg O'Neill, claiming a second round TKO win.

Whittaker, who claimed the light heavyweight Silver Medal at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020, was then taken the full six rounds in his second professional fight against the previously unbeaten Petar Nosic.

The 26-year-old recorded another TKO win over Jordan Grant in his third outing, which was the first in a run of four successive stoppage wins against Vladimir Belujsky, Stiven Leonetti Dredhaj and Khalid Graidia.

Whittaker was taken the distance by Leon Willings in his last bout on the undercard of the all-British heavyweight showdown between Fabio Wardley and Frazer Clarke in March.

Willings, who came into the clash with a 7-1 record, survived a first-round knockdown to reach the final bell in a unanimous decision win for Whittaker.

Ezra Arenyeka record

12-0 (10 KOs)

Ezra Arenyeka comes into the fight as a bit of an unknown quantity but he could well be Whittaker’s biggest test to date as he boasts a 12-0 record, including 10 stoppages.

Arenyeka hails from Nigeria but is now based in Sale, Cheshire, and the ‘African King’ landed this fight after storming the press conference ahead of Whittaker's fight against Leon Willings in order to issue a challenge.

The 28-year-old made his debut in 2022 by stopping Tyson Jamiru in Bariga. Nigeria. Eight of his first nine fights took place in his homeland but he has claimed a victory on British soil, beating Mohamed Cherif Benchadi in Bolton on points in his third outing.

Arenyeka was last in action in October of last year as he made the trip to Colombia and stopped Victor Barrios in the second round.

Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka - Odds

Ben Whittaker will take to the ring as the huge favourite to extend his unbeaten record, with Nigerian Ezra Arenyeka the big outsider.

Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka - Full Fight Card

  • Chris Billam-Smith v Richard Riakporhe (WBO cruiserweight title)
  • Isaac Chamberlain v Jack Massey (European & commonwealth cruiserweight titles)
  • Ben Whittaker v Ezra Arenyeka (WBO Gold light-heavyweight title)
  • Dan Azeez v Hrvoje Sep (Light-heavyweight bout)
  • Francesca Hennessy v Dorata Norek (Bantamweight bout)

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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