Press Release: Junior Witter is prepared to face former WBO titleholder DeMarcus Corley this summer for the light welterweight title reportedly vacated by Floyd Mayweather. Once the WBC makes the vacancy official, Witter won’t have to wait for Mayweather to decide what division to campaign in after his welterweight fight against Zab Judah in April. As the WBC’s #1 contender at 140 pounds, he will now automatically be paired off against #2 Corley, should Corley elect to take the fight. "I would have happily fought Mayweather for the title, he is one of the biggest names in boxing, but this will mean I don’t have to hang around for anything," Witter said on hearing the news. "Things are mapping themselves out nicely for me. I have the mandatory defence of my European title against Giuseppe Lauri in Italy in April, providing Salvatore Cerchi goes through with the purse bid for the fight, so I will be sharp for Corley. I should get my shot by the first of July. The timing looks perfect." Corley who holds wins over former WBO champion Ener Julio, former WBA champion Randall Bailey and Felix Flores, whom he beat in June 2001 to claim the WBO title. He made two successful defences before losing a split decision to Zab Judah in July 2003. The 31-year-old from Washington has also taken Mayweather the distance and last year challenged Miguel Cotto for his WBO title. Cotto beat Corley in five rounds but the stoppage was disputed and came after a real war during which he rocked the champion. "I have seen a few of Corley’s fights on tape," the 32-year-old Witter added. "I was down to fight him once when he had the WBO title and although it never came about, I took a look at him. He’s a decent fighter, but he doesn’t scare me at all. I see opportunities. He’s going down.