Junior Witter the former WBC light-welterweight champion of the world, has said he has agreed in principle to fight Amir Khan in Manchester on April 16th after being approached by team Khan, and added to the short list, as a possible contender for the Bolton champion.
|Junior ‘Hitter’ Witter|
Speaking to Steve Bunce on his radio show, Witter made it clear that he as agreed to the terms put to him and is now just waiting for the call, in what would be a big fight in British terms
Witter fights in Canada on February 19th in his comeback fight, since being out of the ring through injury since August 2009, when he lost to Devon Alexander.
The Bradford man says he would jump at the chance of an all British world title clash with Khan and believes he will beat Khan setting up a rematch with Timothy Bradley in the process.
Khan was looking to defend his title against Paul McCloskey, negotiations to fight European champion Paul McCloskey broke down due to a disagreement over monies offered to the challenger were well below what they thought were suitable. But there is no such obstacle as far as Junior is concern by the looks of it, and he is ready to jump at this fantastic opportunity if it comes his way.
|Amir ‘King’ Khan|
With many names being thrown into the hat over the last month or so, including Michael Katsidis, Breidis Prescott, John Murray, Lamont Peterson, Kell Brook and McCloskey, Junior Witter is a cat amongst the pigeons here, but a fight I’m sure the British fans would like to see.
The fact that Khan is looking for a British challenger in his voluntary defence of his WBA light-welterweight title is a good call, giving his fellow country man a shot at his glory and not opting for some easy blowout home coming farce. Make no mistake if Witter gets this chance, I’m sure he will trying to take it with both hands!
Khan’s team approached Witter this week and the Brendan Ingle trained unorthodox boxer is desperate for the fight to happen.
“My manager John Ingle spoke to me about the Khan offer and I’m up for it 100 per cent,” said Witter, who turns 37 in March.
“I’m fighting at welterweight for the first time in Canada on 19 February and I’m on the weight now at 10st 7lb.
“That’s what I usually weigh three weeks before making the 10st limit so I don’t see any problems doing it again.
“Training has been perfect and sparring the likes of Kell Brook has sharpened my skills.
“Khan has never boxed anyone of my calibre and experience and if he wants to start playing with fire, he should be careful he doesn’t get burnt.”