Nicholas Guivas sees Witherspoon opportunity gateway to big fights

Atlantic City, NJ (August 13, 2015)–This Saturday night at The Playground in Atlantic City, Heavyweight contender Chazz Witherspoon will look to further his pursuit at a championship opportunity when he takes on Nicholas Guivas in a 10-round bout that will headline a 12-bout card.

The fight card is promoted by Silverspoon Promotions in conjunction with the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

Guivas of Topeka, Kansas has other ideas in mind as he has aspirations of his own to compete at the highest level and a victory over the well regarded Witherspoon will help facilitate those major opportunities.

The 36 year-old Guivas is coming to win and has been working hard in his native Topeka.

“I have been training very hard and everything is going pretty good,” said Guivas, who by day is a service technician at Coca-Cola.

“Saturday I will be there to do a job. I have worked very hard and now it is time to take care at the task at hand.”

Asked what he knows about Witherspoon, Guivas said, “He is a long guy who has a strong jab. From what I have seen, he moves well. I will have to get on the inside and stick to the gameplan.”

Guivas has won 4-straight which includes three straight first round knockouts and he is coming off a 6th round stoppage over Justin Willms on June 6. Because of the streak, Guivas is brimming with confidence.

“I have had hard fights. The last fight was tougher than it should have been. I wasn’t ready mentally. I was ready physically so I was able to push hard and do what I had to do.”

Guivas who started boxing at 7 years-old and is passionate about the sport knows that a win on Saturday night will take him to places and fights that will change his life.

“This is a huge fight for me. My goal is to handle business and when that happens I will shoot up in the rankings and will be in the mix for big fights.”

In 6-round bouts:

Keenan Smith (7-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will fight Lavelle Hadley (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Youngstown, OH.

Anthony Young (10-1, 5 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ will take Jonathan Garcia (4-14, 1 KO) in a Welterweight bout.

Wang Zhimin (3-0, 1 KO) of China will fight Rashad Bogar (4-5-1, 2 KO’s) of Newark, NJ in a Jr. Welterweight bout.

Zhang Zhilei (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Las Vegas, NV will battle Dennis Benson (2-6-1, 1 KO) of Norfolk, VA in a Heavyweight bout.

John Lennox (13-2, 5 KO’s) of Carteret, NJ will take on Dan Pasciolla (3-1) of Brick, NJ in a Heavyweight fight.

In 4-round bouts:

Scott Kelleher of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Xzavier Ford (0-1) of Concord, NC in a Jr. Welterweight bout.

Jerome Conquest (2-1) of Philadelphia will battle pro debuting David Perez of Pittsburgh, PA Lightweight bout.

Parris Chisholm (2-0, 1 KO) of Washington, DC will fight Ronnie Jordan (1-5-1) of Cincinatti, Ohio in a Welterweight fight.

Dustin Fleischer (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Monmouth County, NJ will see action in a Welterweight bout against David Ratliff (0-1) of North Carolina.

Kashif Mohamed (0-1) of New York, NY will box Samuel Ellsworth (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Farmersville, LA in a Middleweight bout.

Eric Kitt (5-1, 2 KO’s) of Pensacola, FL will take on Gilbert Alex Sanchez (5-6-1, 2 KO’s) of Camden, NJ in a Middleweight bout.

The playground is a brand-new, state of the art entertainment complex where the shops at the Pier used to be. The facility is 500,000 square feet.The Playground is located at One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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