Former WBC World Light Welterweight Champion Boxer Junior 'The Hitter' Witter popped by to help promote the club’s #onefournine deal. Born and raised in Bradford, Junior fought his way up the Boxing ladder and has won over 40 career fights to date. The 41 year old, who still has his gloves on, was shocked by the price of the 2015-16 season tickets here at the Coral Windows Stadium.
Despite been based in Sheffield for many years now, Witter knows that he is still a Bradfordian!
‘I’m definitely a Bradfordian. This is where I started Boxing, this is where I lived and this is where I was raised.’
Witter admitted he tried his hand at football a bit as a kid, but it turned out Boxing was just the sport for him.
‘I tried to play here a couple of times as a kid, but I never quite got there, I wasn't that good at football.’
‘I am currently training, and fighting. I had my last fight a couple of weeks ago, and lost to a dubious decision in France. I’m at the board for the decision to be reviewed and hopefully I can get the fight held in this country.’
‘Being a Champion in the sport has done unbelievable amounts for my career. It’s what you dream of. When I first went into Amateur Boxing at Bradford Police boys, the dream was to become a World Champion, it’s something you’d like but something you never thought would happen.’
‘The reality of the dream was to become British Champion, and I managed to do that. I then won the Commonwealth and the European titles, a couple of international Titles and then the WBC World title as well, which is the original World title, the best World title – the Green belt, the one that (Floyd) Mayweather has got. I was supposed to fight Mayweather for it, but he moved up a weight.’
‘I was there (at Reading) when City lost in the FA Cup, it wasn't the best night, but I do follow them the best I can and try keep up to date with what’s going on.’
Chief Operating Officer James Mason informed Junior of the season tickets and the Boxing star laughed in disbelief, going on to give his opinion on the deal that is currently on offer to all supporters.
‘That’s nothing, it’s absolutely nothing. You look at some other clubs and its seventy odd pounds a game, its ridiculous the amount you have to pay. So £149 for a season ticket is peanuts, but its what sport needs – cheaper ticket prices!’
‘Ticket prices for all sports, even Boxing, are going up to ridiculous amounts of money. The season ticket prices are very cheap, and its well worth it, for the amount of hours of entertainment you get.’
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