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Virgil Hunter was the choice of the international boxing writers as "Trainer of the Year" in 2011 for his work with WBA and WBC super middleweight champ Andre Ward, along with others in his stable like Mike Dallas Jr., Chazz Witherspoon, Karim Mayfield and Stan Martyniouk. He joined us on April 22, 2012 to discuss his life in boxing and his relationship with his godson, Ward, the last American boxer to win Olympic gold.

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 Once regarded among the nation's best high school basketball players, Chazz Witherspoon bypassed three Division I offers to accept an academic scholarship to St. Joseph's University, where he focused on his studies and didn't play for the team. He turned to boxing only as exercise during his sophomore year, and began his amateur career at age 20 after consulting with his second cousin, two-time world heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon. Ten years later he's 30-2, with 22 KOs, and challenging undefeated Seth Mitchell on HBO -- a fight that presumably will launch one of them into the world title picture. We spoke in-depth to Witherspoon in a fascinating interview on our April 1, 2012 edition of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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