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.”