Just a week after saying he can no longer make 140lbs, former WBC junior-welterweight champ Junior Witter, has changed his mind and is ready to challenger for Amir Khan’s WBA title.
Witter was added to a shortlist to challenge for Khan’s junior-welterweight crown in Manchester in April. And Witter has answered the call by making himself available.
"My manager John Ingle spoke to me about the Khan offer, I’m up for this one hundred per cent," said Witter. "It would be an opportunity too good to turn down fighting for a world title again."
Prior to the interest from Khan the Bradford based switch hitter accepted a return bout against Victor Puiu, in Canada on February 19 at welteweight.
Witter recently announced making 140lbs had become a real struggle but with a world title on the line he believes it’s a gamble worth taking. "I’m fighting on the 19th February in Canada at welterweight for the first time and I’m on the weight now at 10st 7lbs which is usually what I weigh three weeks before making the 10st limit, so I don’t see any problems doing it again," insisted Witter.
Witter has never been backwards in coming forward when it comes to talking about opponents and had a message for the young Bolton based champion.
"Khan, you have never boxed anyone with my experience, calibre and credentials so if you want to start playing with fire be careful you might get burnt," said Witter.
February 3, 2011