Old foe advises Witter to quit

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RICKY HATTON believes his old enemy - Sheffield’s Junior Witter - should hang up his gloves.

The high-profile former world champions have never got on and Hatton denied the Yorkshireman the chance to meet him in his heyday.

Now retired, Hatton has kept an eye on Witter’s career, which had faltered but was, at least, revived with a points win over Arvydas Trizno, in Belfast last weekend.

At 37, Witter has said he wants to get back in the “world title scene” at welterweight.

But Hatton, who promotes a show featuring Sheffielders Richard Towers, Adam Etches, Billy Boyle and Jez Wilson at Ponds Forge on Saturday, can’t see that happening.

“Junior was a skilful switch-hitter in his day and I wish him luck,” said the Manchester boxing legend.

“But his greatest enemy is Father Time. He is catching up with him and I can’t see Junior getting a chance at a title again.”