Seth Mitchell Overcomes Shaky 1st Round to KO Chazz Witherspoon
by Robert Littal | Posted on Sunday, April 29th, 2012
On the under-card of Bernard Hopkins Vs Chad Dawson II, Seth Mitchell stopped Chazz Witherspoon in the third round in the type of fight which is likely to get fans interested in the Heavyweight division once again.
It wasn’t all one sided, Witherspoon rocked Mitchell badly in the first round and for a moment it looked like Witherspoon may stop his man, but to Mitchell’s credit he showed his toughness as he survived the first round onslaught to fight back and earn a stoppage victory.
We really learned a lot about Mitchell in this short fight. We learned that he doesn’t fold under the pressure but more importantly we learned that he is easy to hit and capable of being hurt. Witherspoon used his jab and movement to out-box Mitchell in the first round. So a lot of Heavyweights who have a good jab and movement, and don’t opt to stand and trade with Mitchell will give him major problems.
Mitchell has once again left me wanting to see him back in action, but his management team should be careful as to who they choose as an opponent for him.