BRADFORD-DISTRICT boxer Danny Whitaker is now being managed by one of most talked about fighters in Britain over the last few years.

Doncaster's Dave Allen has headlined the 02 arena, beating former world champion Lucas Browne, and been in the ring with the likes of well-ranked contenders Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz.

After retiring last year at the age of 28, the 'White Rhino' has now made his first real move into management by signing the Silsden charge.

If you cast your minds back to November last year, Whitaker was busy putting it all on the line against David Adeleye live on BT Sport.

Unfortunately, on that night, the Londoner got the better of him. The second-round kayo dealt him another loss on his young record.

Nevertheless, the increased exposure means another TV showing is likely to be around the corner for the all-action heavyweight.

The 'Big Dawg' began his pro career under the tutelage of karate teacher/boxing coach Paul Newby in 2019.

After recording a couple of wins to get off the mark, he was thrown into the televised Ultimate Boxxer 6 and made quite a name for himself.

The 30-year-old's points decision win over favourite Jonathan Palata was a real shock. Despite getting stopped in the final against Nick Webb, a former opponent of Allen, the tournament did no harm to the 4-2 fighter's profile.

On the signing, Whitaker posted on Instagram: "I am buzzing to announce that I am signing with @whiterhino_21 on a boxer/manager contract. I am really excited to see what the future holds.

"Having somebody who has experienced it all in the ring and that has inspired me loads with my boxing, now actually part of my team is just unreal!"

Allen added: "I will be managing @dwhits90 moving forward. Hopefully, I can help Danny tick off all he wants to achieve in boxing."