SILSDEN'S Danny Whitaker cannot believe how far he has come in the last three years, going from white-collar boxing to fighting on the undercard of Kid Galahad’s world title fight on Saturday.

Sadly, the night ended in disappointment for Whitaker in Matchroom supremo Eddie Hearn’s back garden, as he lost by technical knockout inside two rounds to hot heavyweight prospect Johnny Fisher.

But the Silsden man had a great experience at the Fight Camp event, which was broadcast live on DAZN, and beamed: “It was unreal to be on the undercard of a world title fight.

“Three years ago I was just a white-collar boxer, so to be in Eddie Hearn’s back garden at the weekend, I’m proud of myself, and I want to achieve even more going forward now.”

But he added: “There were definitely moments where I could have done better in the fight.

“It wasn’t great prep for me, as I could done more sparring, which showed as I should have been able to deal with Johnny’s barrage of punches better.

“I’m gutted about the loss and not capitalising on the opportunity, but I’m trying to take away the positives.

“It was good exposure, and I’m grateful to have had that chance to fight in Eddie Hearn’s back garden.

“Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to be on one of his cards again in the future, as I feel I conducted myself well throughout the week, though I probably need some more wins under my belt.”

And that has become a problem for Whitaker. He has lost his last three professional fights, all within the last nine months, leaving him with a 4-4 record.

But the Silsden star said: “You don’t have many boxers of my standing taking the fights that I’ve done back to back.

“I took on Chris Healey in the Central Area heavyweight title fight, I was on a Frank Warren card against David Adeleye before that, then there was this Matchroom one.

“The Chris Healey fight, I felt I won that one, but lost it by one point over 10 rounds according to the scorecards.

“The other two (Fisher and Adeleye) are both prospects who I think will go far in the heavyweight division and I’m happy to take those kind of people on and mix with them.

“I was told I was too good for white-collar a few years ago, and that I’d always regret not going for it professionally.

“I’m not going to be world champion, but I’m good enough to get in the ring with some top talent.

“I’ve been taking big risks on that front but hopefully that will bring big rewards.”

For now, Whitaker is tempted to scale it back, saying: “I probably need some wins under my belt to get some momentum back.

“I maybe need a few local shows, against fighters who I know are around the level I am, just to push myself up to the right level.

“I’ve not got any fights lined up at the moment, but I’ve got a meeting with my team this week to discuss what’s next.

“I’ve been on the road for my last few, so it’s about time I’m on a couple of local shows.

“Doing that, I can choose my opponent and hopefully pick up a win or two.”