British welterweight champion Junior Witter say he'll knock out
challenger Frankie Gavin inside four rounds when they clash at the
York Hall, Bethnal Green, next Thursday.
Bradford's Witter, 38, a former WBC World Light-Welterweight
Champion, makes the first defence of the Lonsdale belt that he won
in May against Colin Lynes, turning back the clock to outpoint
Lynes over twelve rounds.
With 48 fights under his belt and training at the famous
Wincobank Gym in Sheffield, he says he'll have too much experience
for his 27-year-old challenger who's unbeaten in 13 fights and
making his first big step up.
Witter said: "I've got the experience, know-how and I've been
there, seen it and done it, what has Frankie Gavin done so
"I've been in the ring with everyone from Naseem Hamed, Johnny
Nelson and Ryan Rhodes to Kell Brook and Kid Galahad.
"I've mixed it with all weights from flyweights to heavyweights,
amateur champions to world champions, so a 13 fight novice doesn't
"People will say that I'm 38 and past it going in against a
young challenger like Gavin. My answer is that I'm still
mixing it with the youngsters in our gym and the 18, 19 and 20 year
olds and that's keeping me young and fresh.
"There's nothing in Gavin's armoury or make up that bothers me,
his punches, skills, nothing. Everything he does I'll have an
answer for and I'll take him out by the fourth round."