Witter expecting a tough fight


Witter expecting a tough fight

Junior Witter claims his WBC light-welterweight title showdown with Vivian Harris in Doncaster on September 7 will decide who is the best ten stone fighter in the world.


The Bradford switch-hitter faces his New-York based challenger in his second defence of the most-coveted world title at the The Dome at Doncaster Lakeside on Friday, September 7 in a show to be screened live on Sky Sports.


The fight with Harris follows Witter’s points defeat of DeMarcus Corley to lift the belt a year ago and ninth round stoppage of Mexican Arturo Morua in January.


Witter rates Harris as better than his other rival world champions – American Paulie Malignaggi (IBF champion) and Welshman Gavin Rees (WBA champion).


“The WBC title is the world title that holds the most respect and this is between the two top fighters in the world now at light-welterweight,” said Junior.


“The other world champions are good as well. Paulie Malignaggi looked really good, very slick, in his last fight while Gavin Rees did everything right and Souleymane M’Baye did everything wrong when they fought recently.


“But I think Harris is better than both of them. It’s a very tough, tough fight for me and will sort out who is the best light-welterweight in the world.


“He has travelled well and I expect a tough fight. It’s not a foregone conclusion and he has a lot of skills.


“I expect it to be a very technical fight and he will try to use his range while I will try to use my speed.


“He’s a tougher opponent than someone like Jose Luis Castillo, who Ricky Hatton beat last time out. Harris is big at the weight and is a boxer.”