Junior Witter
Almost a year after snapping a cruciate ligament, Junior Witter is still limping.
It is not obvious when the former world champion walks normally. But after a hectic training or running session, you can make out the slightly awkward walking style.
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Does that irregular stride point to the end of the road for the 36-year-old veteran of 42 campaings?
Not if he follows the lead of his friend and long-term gym-mate Johnny Nelson, according to trainer Dominic Ingle.
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“Junior snapped it probably around October or even before, last year, didn’t have an operation until after Christmas and then had his leg in a brace, so there has been a lot of muscle wastage,” said Ingle.

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“The progamme we are working on now is to build him up again.

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“You can see when he starts to tire after running he starts to shuffle a little as his leg starts to fatigue.
Johnny Nelson
“But Johnny had a similar problem, in fact the doctor told him he’d never be 100 per cent and always walk with a limp. But after months of hard work and rehabilitation, Johnny was doing triathlons and half marathons.

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A lot of it is to do with determination and I know Junior will go down the same route as Johnny did.
“He is in the gym at 6.30am in the morning and works on getting stronger two or three time a day. Hopefully, he will be back I the ring before the end of the year.”

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Witter’s pedigree, as a former WBC world champ, means he will never be short of opponents. Earlier this month, American southpaw Frankie Figueroa challenged Witter to a contest in England.

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“Tell me where to sign and we’ll jump on a plane” he said. “A fight with Witter can help him and myself.”
Ingle remarked: “That would be a crossroads fight for both of them; and I think it would be easy enough for Junior.” Source By Bob Westerdale, www.thestar.co.uk

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