No rust, no worry; Witherspoon quickly dispatches Marrone after year layoff

Witherspoon floors Marrone (Photo by Darryl Cobb Jr. /
Witherspoon floors Marrone (Photo by Darryl Cobb Jr. /

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – South Jersey native and heavyweight contender Chazz Witherspoon wasted little time dispatching Mike Marrone Saturday night at the Grundy Arena, in Bristol PA, after Marrone’s corner threw in the towel after two rounds of their slated six-round main event.

Witherspoon (35-3, 27KO’s), who was fighting for the first time in a year, torched the overmatched Marrone from the opening bell. Midway through the first stanza, Witherspoon landed a hard right hand, which grazed the temple of Marrone, forcing him to hit the deck.

The Florida native, quickly rose to his feet as referee Hurley McCall sent him back into the fight. In the second, Witherspoon landed a gorgeous left-right combination, as Marrone went crashing onto the canvas.

However, he showed some heart and got back up to fight, but the damage was already done. As McCall waved over both fighters, Marrone’s corner waved over the ringside physician Larry Richio to halt the action.

The official time of the stoppage was 1:31.

Marrone fell to 21-6, while Witherspoon won his 35th pro fight.






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