Retired heavyweight who was simply formerly a WBC and WBA champion and was promoted with the infamous Don King. He debuted skillfully in 1979, earning his first combat by first-round TKO over Joe Adams. He was among Muhammad Ali’s sparring companions while Ali was getting ready to combat Larry Holmes. He educated his kid Tim Witherspoon Jr. and he continued to combat skillfully as a light-weight. He dropped a split-decision to heavyweight champ Larry Holmes in 1983.