On Saturday night, January 24 at the GPG Event Center (Formerly the Woodbine Inn) in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the inaugural boxing will take place with local favorite as 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 KOs) 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 1st 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 8th round stoppage over Adam “The Swamp Donkey” 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 4-consecutive knockouts which included a devastating 3rd-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 8th 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).
Phelps has fought the likes of Joe Rea (3-0), Donovan George (13-0-1), Alexander Frenkel (14-0), Tommy Karpencey (15-1-1), Dewey Cooper (17-3-3) and is comong of a loss to former Heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (55-6-1) on August 23 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Harry Joe Yorgey (27-2-2, 12 KO’s) of Bridgeport, PA will take part 10-round WBU Middleweight bout against an opponent to be named
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 againstJosue 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.