Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Heavyweight contender Chazz Witherspoon continues his comeback when he takes on Nick Guivas in a slated 10-round affair as the main event Saturday night at the Playground in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Witherspoon (33-3, 25ko’s) has won three straight — all by TKO – since losing to Seth Mitchell for the vacant WBO NABO title in 2014. Witherspoon has worked more on his jab in training, using it early and often in fights. He used it brilliantly in an eighth-round TKO win over Tyyab Beale in his first fight back since the Mitchell setback.
Guivas (11-2, 9ko’s) comes into the fight having won straight but has not been tested in his career like Witherspoon has. The native of Topeka, Kansas turned pro at 32-years-old back in 2003 and his most notably fight was against Bowie Tupou, which was a six-round TKO loss in 2014.
Also on the card with Atlantic City native Anthony “Juice” Young, who will look to rebound from the first loss of his career when he takes on Jonathan Garcia in a six-round welterweight affair.
Young (10-1, 5ko’s) is coming off a six-round majority decision setback to Patrick Boozer last October.
The 27-year-old understands that this fight is important, especially when it comes to getting rounds in.
“I need to get some rounds in, I am not overlooking my opponent, and if the knockout is there, then I will take it, but I need to stay busy, work the body and get my rounds in,” Young said on Thursday.
Garcia (4-14,1ko) has dropped six straight but has stepped up in every bout to take on higher end opponents.
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