Friday, January 16, 2015

Chazz Witherspoon to battle Cory Phelps in Pennsauken

Pennsauken, NJ - The new GPG Event Center (Formerly the Woodbine Inn) in Pennsauken will host its inaugural boxing event on Saturday night, January 24 when heavyweight contender Chazz Witherspoon will take on Cory Phelps in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds.

The show is promoted by Witherspoon's Silver Spoon Promotions.

Witherspoon (31-3, 23 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 first 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 eighth round stoppage over Adam 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 four-consecutive knockouts which included a devastating third-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.

In Witherspoon's last bout, he score an exciting eighth-round stoppage over Tyabb Beale on July 12 in West Deptford, New Jersey.

Phelps of Catlettsburg, KY has a record of 16-7-1 with 8-knockouts.

The 30-year old is a 10-year pro and captured the ABA Cruiserweight title with a 3rd round stoppage over Jason Williams (9-2) in 2014 and has a draw with former world title challenger Bobby Gunn (18-3).

In four round bouts:

Nick Valliere (3-0, 2 KO's) of Forked River, NJ will fight pro debuting Francisco Cruz of Philadelphia in a Welterweight bout.

Erik Spring (4-0, 1 KO) of Reading, PA will see action in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Clarence Joseph (4-0, 2 KO's)  of Oklahoma will make his pro debut in a Super Middleweight fight.

Malik Hawkins (1-0, 1 KO) of Baltimore will take part in a Welterweight bout against Josue Rivera (2-6, 2 KO's) of Philadelphia, PA

Courtney Blocker (3-0, 3 KO's) of Pensacola, FL will fight in a Jr. Welterweight bout against Domonic Goode (0-3) of Bridgeton, NJ

Matthew Gonzalez (1-0) of Vineland, NJ will fight  Emmanuel Lipscomb of Philadelphia in a Middleweight bout.

Paul Koon (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Schyuler Marshall (1-5) of South Carolina in a Heavyweight out.

Vidal Rivera of Camden, NJ will make his pro debut in a Super Bantamweight bout
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