Press Release: Atlantic City, NJ (June 23 2015)–On Saturday night, August 15, Silverspoon Promotions will present a huge night of boxing that will feature as many as 10 professional bouts at The Playground (Formerly the Caesars Pier) in Atlantic City.
Confirmed for the 10-round main event will be Heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon.
Witherspoon (33-3, 25 KO’s) of nearby Paulsboro, New Jersey established himself as one of the top American Heavyweights as the St. Joseph’s University graduate won his first twenty-three bouts with wins over the likes of Michael Alexander (11-0), Talmadge Griffis (24-6-3), Jonathan Haggler (18-1) before suffering his 1st defeat to future two-time world title challenger Chris Arreola via controversial disqualification.
Witherspoon went on to win three win a row which was highlighted by an entertaining 8th round stoppage over Adam “The Swamp Donkey” Richards (21-1). That fight was voted Ring Magazine’s 2008 Heavyweight Fight of the Year. Witherspoon then dropped a fight to future two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson.
Witherspoon went on to score 4-consecutive knockouts which included a devastating 3rd-round destruction over Tyson Cobb (14-2).
Witherspoon then took on undefeated prospect Seth Mitchell on April 28, 2012 in a bout where Witherspoon had Mitchell badly hurt in several occasions before Mitchell came away with the victory.
Also slated to appear on the card will be Super Lightweight Malik Hawkins (4-0, 4 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD; Super Lightweight Courtney Blocker (6-0, 6 KO’s) of Pensacola, FL; Welterweight Parris Chisholm (2-0, 1 KO) of Washington, D.C.; Super Bantamweight Vidal Rivera (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Camden, NJ.; Lightweight Jerome Conquest (2-1) of Philadelphia, PA; Pro debuting Scott Kelleher; Welterweight Anthony Young (10-1, 5 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ; Erik Kitt (5-1, 2 KO’s) of Pensacola, FL plus more fighters to be announced.
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