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'Hitter' honing in on Hatton, but fight with Bradley comes first

Still fighting in anonymity, Junior "The Hitter" Witter is hoping for an impressive win over Timothy Bradley on Saturday that will have fight fans clamoring for a unification showdown with Ricky Hatton.

Originally Published: May 9, 2008
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

LONDON -- If a visitor to the old gym on the outskirts of Sheffield, England -- where boxers of the pedigree of Prince Naseem Hamed, Herol Graham and Johnny Nelson all learned their trade -- were to walk past the 33-year-old hitting the heavy bag, Junior Witter would not bat an eyelid.

Even in his own environment, Witter conveys anonymity.

For years, one of the world's best junior welterweights was ignored while, in a quiet and businesslike manner, he built up an impressive body ...

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