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View Poll Results: Junior Witter: over achieved or underachieved?
Overachieved 2 4.88%
Underachieved 13 31.71%
About achieved his level 26 63.41%
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:38 AM   #16
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Good talent, atrocious technically. If he had really worked the technical side of the game I think he wouldn't have lost some of the bouts he did and he could have ventured into bigger fighters - win or lose.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:43 AM   #17
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Was it your Grandma who tipped Wigan yesterday


She watches it but doesn't know much about it these days....

''Why don't they push in scrums''

''He's horrible that Andy Farrell. Don't like him''

My grandad's rugby knowledge is freakish, I wish he'd taken up coaching when he was younger because he was the best coach I ever had, either in league or union..... all he ever did was watch and give tips afterwards, especially on tackling.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:15 AM   #18
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over achieved for me.

poor world title scene enabled him to win a title.

good european class fighter.

his awkwardness his chief weapon.

decent fighter.

but not truly world class.

too disjointed.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:52 AM   #19
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Witter majorly overachieved, and was lucky he never got his fight with Hatton.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:03 AM   #20
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I suppose one could argue from the POV that he spent many years treading water chasing Hatton prior to fighting DeMarcus Corley for the vacant title.

It's possible being the type of fighter he is, reliant on reflexes and speed, that he wasted his physical prime.

It's always going to be very hard to ascertain whether that is the case purely because Bradley and Alexander are likely the two best fighters he fought.
Pretty much my thoughts on the matter.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:14 AM   #21
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Witter majorly overachieved, and was lucky he never got his fight with Hatton.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:33 AM   #22
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Would've bounced right hooks off Hattons noggin all night if they'd fought. Apart from that his career was solid.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #23
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over achieved for me.

poor world title scene enabled him to win a title.

good european class fighter.

his awkwardness his chief weapon.

decent fighter.

but not truly world class.

too disjointed.
Thanks for that Ricky.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:58 AM   #24
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Thanks for that Ricky.
as if ricky even knows how to use a computer.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:41 AM   #25
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And you'er laughing why?

I'm no Hatton fan, but he'd have simply steamrolled and smothered Witter (who can do ****-all inside) and stopped him late.
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:52 PM   #26
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Achieved his level.

At British and European level he was dynamite, but when he went into world level he was at time awful (Morua), and his alleged deadly punchpower seemed to dry up.

Regardless of him not fighting Hatton he has had a decent career, but in the light of day he only ever fought 2 young talented world level fighters and he lost to them both.
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:55 PM   #27
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And you'er laughing why?

I'm no Hatton fan, but he'd have simply steamrolled and smothered Witter (who can do ****-all inside) and stopped him late.
Whatever you say mate, I just fundamentally and absolutely disagree
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:08 PM   #28
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His career took a long time to get over the Judah fight, both from the point of view of him stepping back up in quality of opponent and the effect the showing had for his reputation with the American networks.
Spot on. Witter lost so many fans that night, many of them were casual fans from Sheffield, lads who couldnt bear to see someone they followed run away like a big soft *****.
Whatever you say about Hatton he never ran from an opponent albeit this may have contributed to his own downfall.
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