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Newz Forum: BOXING: Jnr Witter to fight Italian

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posted on Mar, 27 2004 @ 05:37 AM
Junior Witter will fight Italy's Salvatore Battaglia for the vacant light welterweight title on 16 April.Promoter Mick Hennessy won the purse bid and the bout will be Witter's first in his home city of Bradford.

The 30-year-old, already the British and Commonwealth champion at 140lbs, has won his last 12 fights within the distance.Battaglia fought the highly-rated Oktay Urkal for the European crown in 2003, losing narrowly on points.As well as the title, the winner's prize will be a ranking with all of the major sanctioning bodies. Witter was recently demoted from the WBO's mandatory number one contender after he pulled out of a fight with Kelson Pinto because of injury.

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