Tim Witherspoon previews his upcoming celebrity boxing match
Tim Witherspoon is stepping back inside the ring.
Witherspoon, 63, is set to box Hazel Roche on June 11 during a celebrity boxing event in which the main event will feature NBA champion Lamar Odom fighting singer Aaron Carter. UFC legend Chuck Liddell will be the referee for the main event.
Back in his prime, Witherspoon reached the top of the sport on two separate occasions. In 1984, he defeated Greg Page for the WBC heavyweight championship. Then in 1986, he claimed the WBA heavyweight title by defeating Tony Tubbs. He also shared the ring with heavyweight great Larry Holmes in 1983. Holmer won that fight by a split decision to retain his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles.
After retiring from the sport in 2003, the former heavyweight champ stayed busy in the gym by training amateur boxers throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Now he’ll be squaring up in the ring once again and if all goes well on June 11, Witherspoon would like to fight the winner of the upcoming Evander Holyfield and Kevin McBride fight.
Prior to his fight with Roche, Witherspoon spoke to MyMMANews about the matchup and future plans. He also shared memories from his prime and training with Muhammad Ali. He also gave his thoughts on how a fight with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury would go down.
You can watch his full interview in the video above.
The Celebrity Boxing event will take place at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ at the Showboat Hotel. The fights will begin at 9pm and will air on pay per view. Ice T and Coco are the hosts for the event.