The Jr. Welterweights Still Walk The Walk...

17.01.06 - By Jim Amato: The 140 pound weight class continues to remain the most exciting weight class in boxing. Zab Judah's loss of his 147 pound title by upset to Carlos Baldomir may have stalled Zab's proposed bout with WBC 140 titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now the WBC has named Junior Witter as the mandatory challenger for Mayweather's title. If Floyd decides to stay at 140, a bout with the dangerous Witter could be a thriller.. Witter was supposed to have met Italy's Gianluca Branco in a title eliminator but Branco opted for a shot at WBO title claimant Miguel Cotto.

If Mayweather Jr.-Witter and Cotto-Branco come off, it will keep the 140 pound division among the most thrilling weight classes today. Still waiting to see what IBF / WBA champion Ricky Hatton is going to do next. The fight everyone wants to see at 140 is Mayweather Jr. - Hatton. The fight everyone wants to see at 147 is Mayweather Jr.- Judah. Hopefully one or both of those fights will happen in 2006. We'll see...

Article posted on 17.01.2006

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