ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Seth Mitchell continued his development with a comeback knockout over an inspired Chazz Witherspoon last night (April 28).
Witherspoon stormed out in the first and nearly scored a shocking knockout. Witherspoon worked off the backfoot and landed repeated right hand counters. The first briefly stunned Mitchell a minute in. The same punch would hurt him badly with just a minute remaining. Mitchell would wisely clinch to regain his legs and survive after being very close to a knockdown.
Mitchell went with inside fighting in the second to devastating effect. Hard hooks sapped Witherspoons energy and made him a stationary target for Mitchell’s clubbing shots.
The quick turn of events had Witherspoon trainer Virgil hunter barking orders for his fighter to remain focused.
“I don’t need you to be a hero. I need you to be intelligent!” said Hunter. “We already know you can hurt him… He’s wide open for shots he knows nothing about. You don’t go head up with a buffalo!”
But Witherspoon would go back head on and was promptly dropped in an exchange with a left hook. Mitchell was patient, landing good hooks downstairs and eventually cornering Witherspoon and securing the stoppage with overhand rights.
According to Mitchell’s recent interview HERE, his team has a four-fight, one year plan before a potential title showdown with a Klitschko brother. Per his post-fight interview, Mitchell expects to be back in the ring in September.