posted on Dec, 10 2003 @ 01:18 PM
Junior Witter has pulled out of Saturday's MEN Arena show with an arm injury.
Witter had been due to face Brazilian puncher Kelson Pinto on the undercard of Ricky Hatton's WBU light-welterweight title defence against Ben
But Witter's hopes were dashed when he damaged a tendon on his right hand in training this week.
The news is a major blow for Witter who was hoping to continue pressuring Hatton into a domestic battle.
Pinto was regarded as one of his biggest tests and a good performance by Witter would have increased his bargaining power.
British heavyweight champion Danny Williams is set to replace Witter as chief support in a non-title affair.