Witter wants to be a King again after Belfast brawl

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JUNIOR WITTER returns to the ring tomorrow night determined to sweep away the ring-rust.

Other than an ill-fated appearance in TV’s Prizefighter series, the Sheffield welterweight hasn’t boxed since 2008.

The 37-year-old one-time WBC world champion will fight at King’s Hall Belfast. As usual, the sport has thrown up a surprise. His expected opponent Irishman Stephen Haughian pulled out but a replacement has been found in Lithuanian Arvydas Trizno.

Witter says he feels more comfortable campaigning at welter, rather than light welter.

Witter told BoxingScene.com: “I know that I can be a world champion again but I have to show people that I’ve still got it and I will do that at the King’s Hall.

“I feel a lot stronger at this weight and have no doubt I can win the European title and then have some very big fights. The European title would be the obvious target after this fight but whatever happens I want to get into a title fight. I still have a lot to give, I’m still hitting very hard and I know I can get back into the world title scene.

“I’ve been working very hard in the gym, working on a few moves so I feel great.”