posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 02:34 PM
Junior Witter's European title bid scheduled for
his home city of Bradford on Friday night has been cancelled.Witter will now box Darlington's Oscar Hall in a non-title 10-rounder after late
substitute Gavin Down was rejected by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Down had stepped in to contest the British, Commonwealth and European light welterweight titles when original opponent Salvatore Battaglia withdrew on
Thursday citing gastroentiritis.But Board officials were concerned about Down's recent weight loss programme and despite favourable test results on
Friday they refused to sanction the contest at the Town and Country Club.Instead Witter will meet Hall who had been scheduled to headline a show in
his home town of Darlington.