News September 2011

Ingle: Witter can still be domestic force

07.11.09

By @livefight

Junior during his reign

Respected Sheffield trainer Dominic Ingle believes his long-standing charge Junior Witter is perhaps too old now to do battle with the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Andre Berto or Victor Ortiz at world class level.

But he believes that 37-year Witter, who has suffered 4 defeats from his last 7 outings (amidst good opposition) still has plenty for any domestic welterweight to handle.

“Maybe he is not going to get the chance to get his world title back, he’s too old, but he is still fresh for a 37-year-old and still trains like he always has." he told Bob Westerdale at the Sheffield Star.

“Junior would look at any fight that comes along, hopefully if he wins on the 17th (against 21-2 Stephen Haughian at King’s Hall, Belfast) it will put him back into contention. There are some interesting fights out there for him, maybe Matthew Hatton or Lee Purdy somewhere down the line.

“Junior had to wait a long time until he got his world title, he was 32 when he won it and it would have been better for him if he’d won it at a younger age. Boxers at this age either pack it in or love the sport so much they want to carry on, and that is what Junior feels.

“Now, it is a case of picking his way through the younger guys who are coming up."

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