Tonight’s fight at the Tropicana Casino, Heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon will get back in action after a lengthy hiatus when he takes on Ty Cobb (14-2, 8 KO’s) in an eight round bout that will be part of a card promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
In the main event, Raymond “Tito” Serrano will put his perfect record on the line when he takes on Angel Rios in a ten round Jr. Welterweight bout.
The show will be broadcasted on Azteca America.
Witherspoon of nearby Paulsboro, New Jersey has a record of 28-2 with twenty wins coming via knockout and isn’t looking past Cobb but also knows that he is a few wins away from getting back in the muddled Heavyweight title mix.
“I don’t much about the guy (Cobb) but my wife found him on Facebook and we became friends on there. That’s about all I know about him really”, said the articulate Witherspoon.
“I always like fighting in Atlantic City. I always like to cultivate and build a bigger fan base. I like the opportunity to fight in front of my fans”
Witherspoon has wanted to fight more often but has been inactive for about eleven months but it isn’t for lack of wanting to fight.
“I have tried to get on some cards that didn’t materialize. This card was supposed to be August 27th but the Hurricane forced the postponement. I got a couple calls for some high profile television fights but they were last minute and I don’t want to take those kinds of without the proper preparation.”
“As of right now, I am working on getting better. I believe my defense is getting better and I am about two fights away from being where I need to be for a significant fight.”
Despite being away from the ring for eleven months, Witherspoon has lived up to his “Gentleman” moniker and has been giving back to his community.
“I am always trying to do things for charity. I just did a charity event for Dooley House which is a Camden, New Jersey based non-profit organization which is for kids born with Aids or considered medically fragile.”
In the second main event, Vinny Maddalone (33-7, 24 KO’s) will battle Mike Sheppard (20-12-1, 9 KO’s) in a ten round Heavyweight bout.
Star Boxing’s Shamone Alvarez (21-4, 12 KO’s) will battle the grizzled veteran Doel Carrasquillo (15-18-1 13O’s) in an eight round Welterweight bout.
Super Middleweight prospect Jason Escalera (11-0, 10 KO’s) will look to stay perfect when he fights Mickey Scarborough (6-3, 6 KO’s) in a six round bout.
Tickets for October 22nd are available by calling the Star Boxing office at (718) 823-2000 or visiting www.starboxing.com. Tickets are priced at $30, $50, $100 and $200.
Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by going directly online to Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Tropicana North Tower Box Office or by phone at (609) 340-4000. Doors for the event will open at 7:00PM with the first bout scheduled for 7:30PM. All action will take place in the Tropicana Showroom. The Tropicana Casino and Resort is located at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ.
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