ITV to show Froch and Witter

10.06.05 - ITV will return to showing live professional boxing on July 9th when they cover the Hennessy Sports 'Trailblazers' promotion at the Nottingham Arena featuring Carl Froch and Junior Witter. "I am delighted that ITV are backing this show," said Hennessy Sports head Mick Hennessy. "It is refreshing that their Head of Sport Mark Sharman sees what I, and their US co-promoter Oscar de la Hoya, sees in both Froch and Witter..

"Not just that they have the talent to win genuine world titles, but also that they have that special star quality it takes to become household names. ITV can provide them the exposure to do that."

In addition to British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Carl Froch, who defends against mandatory contender Matthew Barney, and British, Commonwealth and European champion Junior Witter, who defends against mandatory contender Andreas Kotelnik, other members of Hennessy Sports will also feature on the show.

"This is a bill packed with quality from top to bottom," added Hennessy. "It features the best young talent in this country bar none.

"The chief support contest features exciting lightweight Lee Meager in a sensational eliminator for the British lightweight title against Liverpool's David Burke.

"Then you have the likes of Commonwealth games gold medallist Darren Barker and Junior Olympic gold medallist John O'Donnell.

"Tickets for the show only went on sale yesterday but the response has been fantastic.

"In addition to having a quality bill this is partly because this is the first time we have been able to promote at the Nottingham Arena on a Saturday night."

Article posted on 11.06.2005

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