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Junior Witter heads to Germany for 50th bout, eyes late career flourish

Phil Jay 16/10/2013

Veteran welterweight Junior Witter has accepted an offer to faced undefeated Timo Schwarzkopf on November 15 ending a frustrating twelve months out of the ring since his loss to Frankie Gavin.

The 39 year-old, who held the WBC title at 140lbs from 2006 until a 2008 split decision loss to Timothy Bradley, has confirmed to WBN that he will fight the young Albanian prospect in Stuttgart, Germany in a first away trip since 2011.

Schwarzkopf, 21, has won twelve straight since turning pro three years ago, including a recent victory over former interim WBA champion Ismael El Massoudi, and boasts seven stoppages in an impressive start to his pro run.

Witter, who won four in a row until losing out to Gavin at York Hall for the British title, is confident he can end Schwarzkopf’s winning streak and go on to enjoy more success in the twilight of his career before he hangs up his gloves for good.

“I don’t get it easy as it has been all though my carrier and this fight is no different. It’s my 50th fight and I am travelling for my milestone,” Witter told World Boxing News.

“Schwarzkopf is young, has an unbeaten record and yes, his team think he is special – but I have had that before.

“I am on my way to my next win and I believe that I have still got titles to take. I’ve got the bit between my teeth and the fans can expect to watch me make waves again.”

The Bradford ‘Hitter’ can expect a hostile atmosphere next month as Schwarzkopf now bases himself in the very city where the fight takes place. Witter will be hoping to prove he can still mix it with the up and comers though in what will be an emotional night for the Yorkshireman as he hits his half century of bouts on foreign soil.