Chazz Witherspoon

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Chazz Witherspoon
Statistics
Real name Chazz Witherspoon
Nickname(s) The Gentleman
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Nationality  United States
Born (1981-09-16) September 16, 1981 (age 33)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Boxing record
Total fights 33
Wins 30
Wins by KO 22
Losses 3

Chazz Witherspoon (born September 16, 1981, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a heavyweight boxer and the second cousin of former boxing champion Tim Witherspoon.

Background[edit]

The oldest of three children graduated from Paulsboro High School in 1999, with a 3.8 GPA and as a member of the National Honor Society. Upon Graduation from High School he was offered three Division I Basketball scholarships and 2 Track scholarships, but he instead chose to accept the academic scholarship offered by St. Joseph’s University.

Amateur career[edit]

He began his amateur boxing career in his sophomore year of college. A year later Witherspoon won the Pennsylvania State Golden Gloves title. Five months later he placed third at the 2003 National Police Athletic League Tournament. Three months after that he won the Middle Atlantic Regional Tournament, qualifying him for the U.S. Championships and in the process was awarded the title of “Most Outstanding Boxer”.

He took second place at the 2004 U.S. Championships which qualified him for the Olympic Trials, where he advanced to the Olympic Box-offs but only made the Olympic team as an alternate.

Two months after returning from the Athens Olympics he won his second Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Title, thus advancing to the 2004 National Golden Gloves finals in Kansas City, Missouri which he won, all wins via stoppage. He is the first man in the history of the Golden Gloves to with the National Title by all stoppages.

His complete amateur record is 32 bouts with 26 wins and 6 losses.

He graduated from St. Joseph’s University in May 2005 with a degree in Pharmaceutical Marketing.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "The Gentleman", Witherspoon turned pro in 2004 and was undefeated for the first 23 of his professional bouts, winning 15 by KO.

On June 21, 2008, he lost a fight against fellow heavyweight prospect Chris Arreola in which he was disqualified in the third round. In the third round, Arreola landed a barrage of punches that was capped off by a chopping right that sent Witherspoon to the canvas. The bell rang early in the count, prompting Witherspoon's corner to begin entering the ring. This was ruled by the referee to be a disqualification since the round is not technically over until the count is over. But many, including HBO commentator Max Kellerman, believed that the fight would have been stopped and ruled a TKO regardless.

He defeated Adam Richards and Travis Fulton by TKO, but was then stopped by contender Tony Thompson late in 2009.

Professional boxing record[edit]

30 Wins (22 knockouts), 3 Losses [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 24-0-1 United States Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell TKO 3 28/04/2012 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For WBO NABO heavyweight title. Witherspoon down once in 3rd round.
Win 7-4 United States David Saulsberry KO 2 04/02/2012 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States IBS North American Continental Heavyweight Title. Saulsberry knocked out at 0:42 of the second round.
Win 14-2 United States Ty "Tyger" Cobb KO 3 22/10/2011 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Cobb knocked out at 1:07 of the third round.
Win 11-5 Puerto Rico Alexis Mejias RTD 4 19/11/2010 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Mejias retired at 3:00 of the fourth round.
Win 16-8 Ecuador Livin Castillo TKO 7 28/08/2010 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:21 of the seventh round.
Loss 32-2 United States Tony "The Tiger" Thompson TKO 9 05/12/2009 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:13 of the ninth round.
Win 10-19 United States Willie Perryman KO 2 29/08/2009 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Perryman knocked out at 2:09 of the second round.
Win 14-22 United States Travis "Ironman" Fulton TKO 3 28/03/2009 Oklahoma Miami, Oklahoma, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:43 of the third round.
Win 21-1 United States Adam "Swamp Donkey" Richards TKO 8 15/11/2008 Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:29 of the eighth round.
Loss 23-0 United States Chris "Nightmare" Arreola DQ 3 21/06/2008 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Title. Referee disqualified Witherspoon after his corner entered the ring after a knockdown at the end of the third round.
Win 13-7-1 United States Domonic Jenkins UD 10 16/04/2008 New York New York City, United States 98-91, 97-93, 96-93.
Win 18-1 United States Jonathan Haggler TKO 4 15/02/2008 New Jersey Sewell, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:44 of the fourth round.
Win 15-9-2 United States Kendrick "Apostle" Releford UD 8 05/01/2008 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 78-75, 78-74, 78-74.
Win 19-14-3 United States Ron Guerrero RTD 5 29/09/2007 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Guerrero retired at the end of the fifth round.
Win 24-6-3 United States Talmadge "Two Guns" Griffis TKO 9 27/07/2007 New York Saratoga Springs, New York, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:08 of the ninth round.
Win 10-10-2 United States Joe Stofle TKO 3 19/05/2007 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:10 of the third round.
Win 17-12-1 United States Charles Davis TKO 7 06/04/2007 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:19 of the seventh round.
Win 5-8-2 United States Patrick Bouvier Smith TKO 2 10/02/2007 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:38 of the second round.
Win 12-11-1 United States Earl "Chocolate Drop" Ladson KO 3 14/10/2006 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Ladson knocked out at 2:13 of the third round.
Win 12-9 Nigeria Innocent Otukwu KO 2 15/09/2006 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Otukwu knocked out at 0:45 of the second round.
Win 11-0 United States Michael A. Alexander UD 10 01/07/2006 Michigan Manistee, Michigan, United States 100-90, 96-94, 98-92.
Win 11-18-3 Mexico Agustin Corpus UD 6 11/05/2006 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 60-54, 60-54, 60-53.
Win 10-5-1 United States David Polk UD 6 07/04/2006 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 58-54, 59-53, 59-53.
Win 3-2 United States Rodney Ray TKO 2 03/03/2006 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:55 of the second round.
Win 9-10 United States Demetrice "Only by K.O." King UD 6 05/11/2005 Nevada Stateline, Nevada, United States 59-55, 59-55, 60-54.
Win 5-6 United States Lincoln Luke TKO 2 29/09/2005 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:00 of the second round.
Win 8-12-1 United States Vernon "Thunder" Woodward TKO 3 06/08/2005 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:43 of the third round.
Win 12-39-4 United States Marion "The Creep" Wilson UD 4 16/06/2005 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States 39-37, 40-36, 40-36.
Win 1-5-1 United States Cornell Bradbury KO 1 17/05/2005 Pennsylvania Essington, Pennsylvania, United States Bradbury knocked out at 2:14 of the first round.
Win 5-12 United States Harold Rodriguez TKO 4 15/04/2005 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:40 of the fourth round.
Win 2-12-3 United States David Johnson UD 4 18/02/2005 California Santa Ynez, California, United States 40-36, 40-36, 39-37.
Win 1-0 United States Yul Witherspoon TKO 2 27/01/2005 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:26 of the second round.
Win 2-3 United States James Daniels KO 1 12/12/2004 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States Daniels knocked out at 1:53 of the first round.

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