Heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon

April 1st, 2012

 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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