Heavyweight contender Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (24-0-1, 18 KOs) will face Chazz “Gentleman” Witherspoon (30-2, 22 KOs) on April 28. Mitchell broke the news on his official Twitter account earlier today. The bout will serve as the co-feature to the Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson light heavyweight title bout main event.
Mitchell, who has been featured multiple times on ShoBox, will be making his second straight appearance on HBO. The Brandywine, Maryland native is coming off a TKO2 victory over veteran Timur Ibragimov last December. Witherspoon has won four in a row against lower-tier opposition since his loss to Tony Thompson in 2009.