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Witherspoon's graduate degree in punishment

Sure, he may have a degree in pharmaceutical marketing, but there will be nothing scientific about Chazz Witherspoon's pain-or-be-pained style against Chris Arreola on Saturday.

Originally Published: June 17, 2008
By Don Steinberg | Special to ESPN.com

In 1813 or so, English gentleman Pierce Egan called boxing "the sweet science of bruising."

On June 10, Philadelphia heavyweight contender Chazz "the Gentleman" Witherspoon, who has studied a bit of science and personally done some bruising, put a more clinical spin on it.

"I call boxing pain management, because that's what it is," Witherspoon said as he stretched his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame to begin a workout, 11 days before the biggest fight of his life. "When you're in there, ...

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