View Full Version : Bradford's Junior Witter to fight for Vacant WBC title
Hatton's British rival gets to fight for the vacant WBC title.
WHen he wins then maybe Hatton will fight him!:cool:
He's also the British, Commonwealth and European Light Welterweight champ but will be vacating them when he gets his title shot!:cool:
Witter by KO!
Finally the fight is made for September 15th!
His promotor sure took his time.:rolleyes:
He should win his deserved shot anyway.:PDT_Aliboronz_24:
Witter handed world title chance
Witter lost his last world title challenge in 2000
Junior Witter's WBC light welterweight title fight against DeMarcus Corley will finally take place at Alexandra Palace next month.
The 32-year-old Bradford boxer will fight the American on 15 September after a long wait for a second shot at a world title.
"I always thought my chance would come but it has been immensely frustrating," he said.
"I have done the hard graft and now I am ready for the rewards."
Witter, who has 33 wins from 36 fights, lost on points to Zab Judah in his previous world title shot in Glasgow in 2000 and has gone on to record 15 consecutive inside-the-distance wins.
He was installed as the WBC's number one contender last summer but a title shot has had to wait as he failed to find an opponent.
And the situation was complicated further when champion Floyd Mayweather vacated the title.
The fight will always be there for Ricky if he wants it
"I have found it very hard to get motivated for fights in the meantime," Witter added.
"I have always known it is my destiny to be recognised as the true world champion and when that happens I will be secure in the knowledge that I did it the proper way."
Corley, 31, has mixed in top-class company and won 31 of 36 professional encounters.
He took Mayweather, arguably the world's best pound-for-pound fighter, the distance when they met in 2004 and gave current WBO champion Miguel Cotto a scare last year.
He won the WBO title in 2001 and made two defences before dropping a split decision against Judah in 2003.
"I respect Corley and I know he is the kind of fighter who carries plenty of power," said Witter.
"But there will only be one winner on the night."
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Promoter Mick Hennessy said: "This is the kind of fight I am in the sport for. They don't come any bigger than the WBC.
"I am very proud to be bringing their title to the UK and I know Junior is very proud to be contesting it on home soil.
"Fair play to Junior. If any fighter deserves an opportunity like this, it's him. He has done everything he can to get this fight."
And Witter says a British super-fight against Hatton could take place if he beats Corley.
"The fight will always be there for Ricky if he wants it," said Witter. "Just like it was always there for him in the past and he didn't seem to want it then."
:PDT_Aliboronz_24: :PDT_Aliboronz_24: The Hitter will give us a 6th world champion.
Witter and Corley make weight.
Corely 9st 12 and a quarter pounds.
Witter 9st 13 and a half pounds.
Go Witter (one on the right).:PDT_Aliboronz_24:
Had to go to the pub to watch this since it was on Sky Sports.
But Bradford's Junior Witter clearly outboxed American Demarcus Corley to win the vacant WBC light welterweight title.
Decent average technical fight between two counter punchers.
Witter's gave Britain a 6th world champion though and thats whats great for the sport.:PDT_Aliboronz_24:
Beautiful Belt that. The same one Conteh and Hodkinson won intheir times.:PDT_Aliboronz_24:
More pics on Yahoo.
Hatton's moving back down to Light Welter too and going to win back his IBF belt in Janurary to so maybe Hatton will finally fight Witter.
Light Welterweight belongs to Britain:PDT_Aliboronz_24:
Well MBaye of France holds Hatton's WBA belt and Puerto Rico's Cotto has the WBO, but the undisputed is Hatton for beating Tszyu and Witter holds the WBC so Light Welter's quite cool to watch.:PDT_Aliboronz_24:
Highlights for you.
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