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Junior Witter: Zab Judah Will Shatter Amir Khan's Dream

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

JUNIOR WITTER has told Amir Khan that Zab Judah will shatter his dream of becoming undisputed world champion.

Amir Khan has announced he will face IBF king Zab Judah in Las Vegas on July 23.

It is Khan’s first world title ­unification clash and he hopes victory will lead to another huge showdown against the division’s other world champion, WBC-WBO ruler ­Timothy Bradley, – later this year.

And ­Junior Witter, 37, knows all about both Americans, having lost to each in world light-welterweight title fights.

Judah, 33, beat Witter for the IBF title on points 11 years ago, before then stepping up a division to win the world welterweight title.

Witter, who came close to facing Khan in April before Sky TV ­bosses ruled it out, ­believes ­Judah’s ­experience will be too much for his ­fellow Briton Khan, 24. He said: “Amir has done well for ­himself, although his last fight against Paul McCloskey was a bit of a farce.

“But Zab Judah is the man for me at that weight division. He’s a great puncher and he was sharp in his last fight.

“I definitely fancy him to beat Khan. If he stays focused, he has the power and people forget how experienced he is. He is ­completely different to how he was a couple years ago.

“I think he’ll beat Khan and Timothy Bradley.

“He has got a good chin – ­unlike Khan – and when he’s on it, like he is now, I just don’t think the ­others can beat him.”

Witter recovered from losing to Judah to hold the WBC ­version of the world title from 2006 until losing a split decision to Bradley in 2008 and is now looking to revive his ­career at welterweight.

The Bradford veteran believes winning Tuesday’s Prizefighter will convince TV bosses that Khan should face him in the future.

And Witter reckons he can box on into his forties like American Bernard Hopkins, who won the WBC world light-heavyweight ­title at the age of 46, two weeks ago.

Witter said: “The fight with Amir Khan didn’t ­happen simply ­because people at Sky didn’t want to risk him against me.

“But the ­possibility of fighting Amir hasn’t gone away. If he wants to move up to ­welterweight like he has talked about, I’m more than ready to take him on.

“I’m just ­going to ­carry on ­doing what I’m doing and, once I win Prizefighter, it will open a few doors for me.”

And Witter insists he can box on for ­several years to come, ­adding: “I’m as ­hungry as I’ve ever been at 37.

“And I’ve still got five years in me.

“I don’t get beat up and I know that I’ve still got the power.

“I lost focus after my dad died and it took a while to get that focus back.

“I can carry on for a while ­because of the way I fight ­opponents and because of my ­mental approach.”

Prizefighter draw: Kevin McIntyre v John Wayne Hibbert; Junior Witter v Nathan Graham; Colin Lynes v Bobby Gladman; Yassine El Maachi v Peter ­McDonagh

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Maidana vs Rios on 07-24-2011

wow, just.....wow

Comment by jkdking on 06-05-2011

he took a beating from cotto and to me his chin is better then khans way better

Comment by Born2Live on 06-05-2011

[B]I stopped reading when Witter said Judah has a good chin.[/B]

Comment by ex-pacfan on 06-05-2011

I seriously can't believe alot of what I'm reading. Junior Witter, friend or foe of Judah, is right. Zab is gonna tax that a$$, I'm expecting a KO.

Comment by DoomCity202 on 06-05-2011

Kahn better not plan a victory party. Zab looks much better at 140 than he did 147.

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