Junior Witter (The Hitter) is a 49-year old retired British professional boxer. He was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England on March 10, 1974. Witter made his professional boxing debut at the age of 22, on January 18, 1997. He is a former super-lightweight world champion.
In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years and two months, Junior Witter fought 53 times with 43 wins, 8 losses, and 2 draws. By his last professional fight on April 17, 2015, Witter's record stood at 43-8-2 (23 KO wins, 1 KO loss).
Following is a tabular list of Witter's fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos — refer to "All of Junior Witter's fights".
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||2|
|Losses via KO||1|
|53||Apr 17, 2015||41||Ahmed El Mousaoui||Loss||SD|
|52||May 17, 2014||40||Arvydas Trizno||Win||TKO4|
|51||Mar 22, 2014||40||Max Maxwell||Win||PTS|
|50||Nov 16, 2013||39||Festim Kryeziu||Loss||MD|
|49||Nov 12, 2012||38||Frankie Gavin||Loss||UD|
|48||May 12, 2012||38||Colin Lynes||Win||UD|
|47||Sep 7, 2011||37||Arvydas Trizno||Win||PTS|
|46||Jun 7, 2011||37||Yassine El maachi||Loss||MD|
|45||Jun 7, 2011||37||Kevin McIntyre||Win||UD|
|44||Jun 7, 2011||37||Nathan Graham||Win||UD|
|43||Feb 19, 2011||36||Victor Lupo Puiu||Loss||UD|
|42||Aug 1, 2009||35||Devon Alexander||Loss *||RTD8|
|41||Nov 8, 2008||34||Victor Hugo Castro||Win||KO3|
|40||May 10, 2008||34||Timothy Bradley||Loss *||SD|
|39||Sep 7, 2007||33||Vivian Harris||Win *||KO7|
|38||Jan 20, 2007||32||Arturo Morua||Win *||TKO9|
|37||Sep 15, 2006||32||DeMarcus Corley||Win *||UD|
|36||Oct 21, 2005||31||Colin Lynes||Win||UD|
|35||Jul 9, 2005||31||Andreas Kotelnik||Win||UD|
|34||Feb 19, 2005||30||Lovemore N'dou||Win||UD|
|33||Nov 12, 2004||30||Krzysztof Bienias||Win||TKO2|
|32||Jun 2, 2004||30||Salvatore Battaglia||Win||TKO2|
|31||Apr 16, 2004||30||Oscar Hall||Win||TKO3|
|30||Sep 27, 2003||29||Fred Kinuthia||Win||KO2|
|29||Apr 5, 2003||29||Jurgen Haeck||Win||RTD4|
|28||Nov 23, 2002||28||Giuseppe Lauri||Win||TKO2|
|27||Oct 19, 2002||28||Lucky Sambo||Win||TKO2|
|26||Jul 8, 2002||28||Laatekwei Hammond||Win||TKO2|
|25||Mar 16, 2002||28||Alan Bosworth||Win||TKO3|
|24||Oct 27, 2001||27||Colin Mayisela||Win||TKO2|
|23||Oct 27, 2001||27||Alan Temple||Win||KO5|
|22||May 22, 2001||27||Brice Faradji||Win||TKO1|
|21||Mar 10, 2001||27||David Kirk||Win||TKO2|
|20||Nov 25, 2000||26||Christopher Henry||Win||TKO3|
|19||Oct 20, 2000||26||Steve Conway||Win||TKO4|
|18||Jun 24, 2000||26||Zab Judah||Loss *||UD|
|17||Apr 8, 2000||26||Arv Mittoo||Win||PTS|
|16||Mar 21, 2000||26||Mihai Iorgu||Win||TKO1|
|15||Nov 6, 1999||25||Harry Butler||Win||PTS|
|14||Jul 17, 1999||25||Isaac Cruz||Win||PTS|
|13||Feb 13, 1999||24||Malcolm Melvin||Win||TKO2|
|12||Nov 28, 1998||24||Karl Taylor||Win||PTS|
|11||Sep 5, 1998||24||Mark Winters||Win||PTS|
|10||Apr 18, 1998||24||Jan Piet Bergman||Win||PTS|
|9||Mar 5, 1998||23||Brian Coleman||Win||PTS|
|8||Feb 7, 1998||23||Mark Ramsey||Draw||PTS|
|7||Oct 4, 1997||23||Michael Alexander||Win||PTS|
|6||Aug 2, 1997||23||Brian Coleman||Win||PTS|
|5||May 15, 1997||23||Andreas Panayi||Win||TKO5|
|4||Apr 25, 1997||23||Trevor Meikle||Win||PTS|
|3||Mar 20, 1997||23||Lee Molyneux||Win||TKO6|
|2||Mar 4, 1997||22||John Green||Win||PTS|
|1||Jan 18, 1997||22||Cam Raeside||Draw||PTS|
* World-title fight
Witter was a super-lightweight world champion. He has held one world title at super-lightweight, which was a vacant title win.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
Junior Witter is 170 cm tall (5' 6.93") with a reach of 170 cm (5' 6.93"). He is a switch-hitter, he can fight out of both the orthodox and the southpaw stances, and presents an ape-index of 0.
Witter has a 43.4% KO rate. Of his total 23 KO wins, 18 were in the early rounds, four in the mid rounds, and one in the later rounds. He has two first-round KO wins.
Junior Witter's professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 1997 to 2015.
Witter made his professional boxing debut against Cam Raeside at the age of 22 on January 18, 1997. The fight ended in a draw. He went on to win 6 consecutive fights after this draw, which included 2 wins via stoppage.
Witter had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on June 24, 2000 after 17 professional fights, against Zab Judah for the IBF title. He lost to Judah via 12 round unanimous decision.
Witter has won one world title at super-lightweight. For all the details about Witter's world title wins and defenses refer to "Junior Witter World Titles".
Witter had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Ahmed El Mousaoui on April 17, 2015. Witter lost the fight via 12 round split decision. It's been 8 years, 5 months, and 11 days since this fight.
Witter fought a total of 53 times during his professional career, which includes 6 world-title fights at the super-lightweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.
June 24, 2000: In his first world-title fight, Junior Witter loses to Zab Judah via 12 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the IBF super-lightweight title.
September 15, 2006: Witter wins the WBC super-lightweight title from DeMarcus Corley, by beating Corley via 12 round unanimous decision.
September 7, 2007: Witter successfully defends the WBC super-lightweight title against Vivian Harris, winning the fight via 7th round KO.
Witter knocked out 23 of his 53 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 43.4%. Of his total 43 wins, 23 of them were via KO (53.5%).
If you are interested in Witter's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.