At the Alexandra Palace in London, England, Junior Witter annexed the vacant WBC Light Welterweight title by recording a unanimous decision win over former WBO titlist DeMarcus Corley, joining Joe Calzaghe, Johnny Nelson, Scott Harrison, Ricky Hatton and Clinton Woods as a British based world champion.
It wasn't the most exciting contest in recent memory as neither man would commit to a sustained offense but Witter displayed amazing reflexes. The Bradford man baffled one of the division's most experienced men and avoided most of Corley's southpaw efforts through sheer
The only real drama came in the fifth round when Witter unleashed a sizzling counter right that definitely affected Corley, who fought on reduced ambition the rest of the way.
The fighters tried to get a punch up going in the twelfth and final frame but nothing much came of it and Witter was declared the winner by scores of 118-112, 117-111 and 116-113
for the unanimous decision.
Immediately after the bout Witter, now 34-1-2 (19), reaffirmed his longtime desire to meet
Ring Magazine's Light Welter Champion Ricky Hatton in the ring. Corley, 31-5-1 (17), returns to Washington D.C. on the heels of losing his third consecutive world title bout.