Originally posted on Boxing Watchers  |  Last updated 4/28/12

World Championship Boxing returns to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for the rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson. It's a match-up full on intrigue if not necessarily one that promises a ton of action.

Perhaps we'll get some fireworks in the co-feature, which is a true rarity these days: a significant heavyweight bout between two Americans. Former college football player Seth Mitchell puts his undefeated record on the line against Philly product Chazz Witherspoon.

Mitchell is 24-0-1 with 18 KOs, while Witherspoon is 30-2 with 22 KOs. Randy Neumann is the referee for this one. And we're all set for a scheduled 12 rounds of boxing.


Round 1

Mitchell emerges from an exchange of jabs with a body shot and a hook upstairs. Witherspoon circles and keeps jabbing. Chazz just misses a right hand, taking some more body punches in return. Witherspoon absorbs more body shots and lands a flush right hand. He follows with more punches from both hands, and Mitchell looks wobbled already. Witherspoon pours on shots as Mitchell has to grab, then he tries a left hook to get out of danger.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Witherspoon

Round 2

Mitchell looks steadier, and he tries throwing his right hand over the barrage of Witherspoon jabs. There's a body-head combo by Mitchell, followed by another right hand. He looks to the body again, but Witherspoon comes right back at him. Both men land right hands, and Mitchell backs Witherspoon into a corner as they both throw power shots. Mitchell bulls his way forward again, staying low.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Mitchell


Round 3

Jim Lampley points out that both men are much busier than average heavyweights. They trade in the center of the ring, and a right to the head followed by a left to the body put Witherspoon down on the mat. He beats the count, but he may be in trouble now. A clubbing left hook lands for Mitchell. Witherspoon attempts to stand his ground, but he'd be better served by getting back to boxing. Mitchell ducks a right and comes forward again. Witherspoon eats a body shot and some more punches upstairs, and Neumann sees that Witherspoon is out on his feet. This one is all over.

The winner by TKO at 2:31 of Round 3, Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell.

Mitchell tells Max Kellerman that he knew Witherspoon would come to fight, and he admits that he was dazed in the first round. Kellerman asks about his display of emotion, and Seth responds that it was because in the heavyweight division, one punch can really change the whole fight. He never thought about taking a knee, though.

Where does Mitchell think he stands in the division? He says to look for him in September. 

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