Boxing: Witter hopes to set up Hatton fight

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Junior Witter defends his World Boxing Council light welterweight title in Nottingham tonight when he takes on Timothy Bradley. It is the third time he has defended the title and is annoyed that he is not recognised as an equal to Ricky Hatton.

Hatton's International Boxing Organisation bauble against Juan Lazcano this month has sold 55,000 tickets while Witter struggles at the box office. He said: "I've been ignored again and again by Hatton and his people. It makes me angry." Witter is more hopeful for a fight now than he has been in the past.