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Witherspoon to Battle Mejias on Nov. 19 in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY (November 12, 2010)—Top American Heavyweight, Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon will now take on Alexis Mejias as an exciting ten round co-feature that will be part of a big night of boxing promoted by Mike Brestle’s Spartan Fight Promotions and is dubbed BATTLE II.  The show will take place at Harrah’s Resort and Casino

In the main event, undefeated Farah “The Quiet Storm” Ennis will take on Victor Lares for the NABF Super Middleweight title.

“We are ecstatic by the response as tickets are moving very fast.  We have sold out two of our four ticket ranges”, said Brestle.

“We have been getting calls from all over the world as people are coming to town for a great weekend of fights.  There is no better way to start off the weekend then with a championship fight card which will feature one of the best American Heavyweights plus some of the best prospects around”

Witherpsoon has a record of 27-2 with nineteen knockouts and is regarded as one of the top American Heavyweights.

Witherspoon, twenty-eight years old of Philadelphia, PA, won his first twenty-three bouts with fifteen knockouts as he defeated the likes of Michael Alexander (11-0); Talmadge Giffis (24-6-3); Jonathan Haggler (18-1); which set up a big showdown with fellow undefeated and rising star Chris Arreola (23-0)

On June 21, 2008 Arreola scored a third round disqualification win in a fight that Witherspoon boxed well but decided “To bring out the Philly in him” and slug with the heavy handed Arreola.

Witherspoon went on to win three consecutive starts which included an eighth round stoppage over Adam “Swamp Donkey” Richards (21-1) on the undercard of the Jermain Taylor – Jeff Lacy battle in Memphis, Tennessee.

In his last bout, Witherspoon took out perennial contender Livin Castillo (16-8) in seven rounds as part of SPARTAN FIGHT PROMOTIONS: BATTLE I on August 28th at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

Witherspoon is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and has a degree in Pharmaceutical Sales and he is very involved in the community as he is a mentor in many youth groups in the tri-state area

Mejias of Paterson, New Jersey sports a record of 11-5 with five knockouts and has faced top competition.

Mejias won his first seven bouts before losing a four round majority decision to “Punching” Pat Nwamu in 2004.

Mejias took four years off before coming back to win three in a row before a four fight losing streak to the likes of prospects Derric Rossy (22-2); Tor Hamer (10-0) and Bowie Tupou (18-1).

Mejias rebounded nicely in his latest bout as he scored a third round stoppage over previously undefeated Kimdo Boykin (4-0) on September 11 in Albany, New York

An exciting undercard featuring some of the best prospects in the area that will include Light Heavyweight Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (6-0, 2 KO’s) of Atlantic City; Super Middleweight Joel De La Paz (5-0, 4 KO’s) of Atlantic City; Son of the former Heavyweight champion, Isiah Seldon (2-0, 1 KO) in a Middleweight bout; Jr. Middleweight Ismael Garcia (1-0) of Millville, NJ; Joey Tiberi (1-0, 1 KO) will fight a four round Super Featherweight bout; Rounding out the card will be undefeated Super Featherweight Keenan Smith  (2-0) of Philadelphia, PA in a four round bout

Tickets for this great evening of boxing are priced at $90; $60; and be purchased through Ticketmaster (1 800 736 1420); The Harrah’s Box Office or GNP Fitness (609 348 4999)