Pennsauken, NJ (The Phanatic Magazine) - Chazz Witherpsoon's Silver Spoon Promotions is bringing boxing back to South Jersey on April 18 at the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
Witherpsoon (32-3, 24 KO's), a veteran heavyweight who calls Paulsboro home, will be in the main event against an opponent to be named. The St. Joseph's University grad won his first 23 bouts before suffering his first defeat to future two-time world title challenger Chris Arreola.
Since then Witherspoon participated in the 2008 Ring Magazine Heavyweight Fight of the Year, an eighth-round stoppage over Adam Richards (21-1) and dropped a fight to future two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson.
In has last bout, Witherspoon stopped Cory Phelps in two rounds at the GPC Event on Jan. 24.
Appearing on the undercard in four-round bouts will be:
Vidal Rivera (1-0, 1 KO) of Camden, NJ takes on Tyron Stewart (0-1) in a super bantamweight clash.
Obafemi Bakari (2-0) of Staten Island, NY will fight pro debuting Andrew Osborne in a jr. middleweight fight.
Matthew Gonzalez (2-0) of Vineland,NJ will take on Joseph McDonald (0-1) of Concord, NC in a jr. middleweight fight.
Courtney Blocker (4-0, 4 KO's) of Pensacola, FL will take on an opponent to be named in a jr. welterweight bout.
Paris Chisholm of Baltimore will be making his pro debut in a welterweight bout.
Erick Kitt (5-0, 2 KO's) of Pensacola, FL will see action in a jr. middleweight bout.
Malik Hawkins (2-0, 2 KO's) of Baltimore, MD will take part in a jr. welterweight bout.
Andrew Pureifoy of Philadelphia will fight in a cruiserweight fight.
Antoine Aikens (9-0, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ will take part in a super middleweight bout.
Rocco Salimbene of Pennsauken, NJ will make his pro debut in a lightweight fight