Sheffield former world champion returns with a victory

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JUNIOR WITTER confirmed his return to boxing with a win in Northern Ireland last night (Sat.)

The Sheffield welterweight has been keeping a low profile since being beaten in the Prizefighter TV tournament in June

But last night, the South Yorkshireman recorded his 40th career win.

More detail in Monday’s Star.

Meanwhile, American Floyd Mayweather claimed the WBC welterweight title with a controversial victory over Victor Ortiz in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.

Mayweather knocked out Ortiz at the end of the fourth round to extend his unbeaten record to 42 fights.

But the 34-year-old looked to land the knockout blows while Ortiz was not ready after being penalised for a headbutt seconds earlier.

After a quiet opening, the fight burst into life in the fourth round with Ortiz getting Mayweather on the ropes without quite being able to find a decisive blow.

Just before the bell Ortiz had Mayweather on the ropes for a third time, only to be penalised for a headbutt.

The 24-year-old then seemed to be apologising and was not protecting himself as Mayweather landed two punches - the second a big right hand - to end the fight.

“I got hit by a dirty shot. The rule is protect yourself at all time,” Mayweather insisted in a post-fight interview.

“We are not here to cry and complain about what he did or I did dirty.”