Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/12/12

10 May 1996: Jorge Luis Gonzalez crawls to feet after being knocked to the canvas by Tim Witherspoon in their bout at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Mandatory Credit: Simon Bruty/ALLSPORT
One of boxing’s greatest ambassadors, two time Heavyweight Champion of the World ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon, becomes the latest big name to join the board of the newly revitalized Malta Boxing Commission. The American, who has been appointed Honorary Vice President, joins fellow legend, two time, two division Champion of the World Steve ‘Celtic Warrior’ Collins, who was appointed President earlier this month and his long time friend, Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro, who is a founding partner and the other Vice President of the Malta Boxing Commission on the top table. Tim’s exceptional pro career began in 1979, fours years later, and with just fifteen wins under his belt, Tim hit the Championship trail for the first time in May 1983, when he challenged fellow Pennsylvanian Larry Holmes for the title he’d held firmly in his vice like grip since 1978, and had successfully defended no less than fourteen times previously, just one less than the total of fights Tim had to date. Considering this w...
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