Junior Witter hoping to lift Rovers for United clash

Witter, who has become a football fan since being converted to a follower of Doncaster, will be a guest on the pitch for the game against the Premiership champions which marks the official opening of Rovers' new home - the Keepmoat Stadium..

The Yorkshire boxer defends his world title for the second time against US-based Guyanan Vivian Harris at the The Dome at Doncaster Lakeside on Friday, September 7.

Witter is thrilled to be fighting his mandatory challenger so close to his home in Doncaster on a Hennessy Sports show to be televised live by Sky Sports. The major show will launch the new boxing season on Sky Sports.

"My girlfriend has got me into following Doncaster Rovers and it will be great to show the Doncaster people the most prestigious world title belt in boxing today," said Junior.

Im sure Rovers will show a great fighting spirit and spring an upset. It would be a real Rocky story if they could and Im glad to be part of the special occasion in the clubs history.

I only ever used to watch the World Cup, but since I have moved to Doncaster I have taken more of an interest in it.

"Im from Bradford but Doncaster is my home now and I only live five minutes away from the Dome where I will be defending my title, so I shouldnt be late on the night!

Ive had to fight all over the country but this is great for my fans in Yorkshire. Its easy for them to get there from Sheffield and Bradford so hopefully the noise from my fans will help keep the title in Yorkshire on September 7.

Article posted on 03.08.2007

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