Witter expecting a tough fight against Harris
16.08.07 - 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.
Article posted on 16.08.2007
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.”
Hennessy Sports Proudly Present
“Vicious Hitters” @ the Doncaster Dome
Friday 7th September 2007.
Doors 6pm, Boxing Starts 6.30pm.
· Premium Ringside £200 – Reserved with access to VIP Bar
· Inner Ringside £150 – Reserved with access to VIP Bar
· Outer Ringside £60 – Reserved
· Premium Unreserved (ground floor tiered) £50
· Unreserved (balcony) £40
For Tickets call the Box Office on: 01302 370777 or book via the web: www.the-dome.co.uk
12x3 WBC Light Welterweight World Championship
Junior Witter (Bradford ENGLAND) vs Vivian Harris (New York USA)
10x3 English Super Flyweight Championship
Robert Nelson (Bradford) vs Andy Bell (Doncaster)
8 x 3 Lightweight
Lee Meager (Salford) vs TBA ()
6 x 3 Lightweight
Nadeem Siddique (Bradford) vs Tom Glover (Maldon)
4 x 3 Light Middleweight
Andy Butlin (Huddersfield) vs Karl Chiverton (Mansfield)
4 x 3 - Light Heavyweight
Danny Grainger (Chesterfield) vs TBC
4 x 3 – Lightweight
Femi Fehintola (Bradford) vs Matthew Martin Lewis (Colchester)
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