Junior aims for domestic title

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JUNIOR Witter is eager to impress despite slipping from world champion status to that of an undercard performer in a domestic tear-up.

Sheffield’s former WBC king is taking on British welterweight champion Colin Lynes, on the undercard of the ‘derby’ between Shiregreen’s WBC International superbantam champion Kid Galahad and Barnsley’s Josh Wale at Hillsborough on May 12.

It is a far cry from Witter’s 2006-08 glory days of WBC supremacy. He beat Lynes to the European light-welterweight title in 2005.

Witter, aged 38, said “I have respect for Colin; he’s shown great character to come back. He’s better than before. People expect me to beat him but it is going to be harder than our first fight,. Still, I’m looking forward to reclaiming the British title.”

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