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Chad Dawson: Bernard Hopkins Fights Like a 35-Year-Old

By Bill Emes

WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (31-1, 17KOs) says it was far from easy on Saturday night, when he secured a twelve round unanimous decision over Bernard Hopkins at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Dawson said "I don't think Hopkins will retire, he can still beat a lot of the young guys."

Hopkins, at 47-years-old, went twelve hard rounds with Dawson, but lost a majority decision on the cards. The former two division champion is mulling over his future and plans to make a decision in the coming weeks. After a controversial first meeting that ended in a two round no-contest last October, Dawson found a new respect for Hopkins in their rematch.

"I'm just ready to get back in the ring and I'm ready for whoever is next," Dawson said.

"He came to fight. I said it a few times before. He fights like a much younger fighter. Hopkins fights like a 35-year-old. He picked his punches very good. He doesn't waste any energy. It was much tougher than I thought it would be. I knew that I couldn't make any mistakes because he would pick up on it. I knew that I had to keep my composure and I had to keep him at the end of my jab."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxingwizard on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=Davis40;12062806]yeah right with his face maybe.[/QUOTE] I think you are confusing landed punches with headbutts. Dawson had two cuts in his eyes, and even after that he was still getting head-butted. Now if Dawson wasn't cut, he probably would of…

Comment by Boxingwizard on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=Davis40;12062858]total bullsh1t hopkins as landing sharp accurate right hands dawson was not blocking much.[/QUOTE] Quit underestimating Dawson's defense, you may it seem like Dawson is Pascal or Pavlik. Dawson has very good defense, and he slipped and blocked most of…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=Boxingwizard;12061723]Those punches were blocked, Dawson has good defense too. Letterman gave Hopkins the 11th round, but Dawson scored a big combination before he was tackled to the ground. Rounds 6, 9, 11, and 12 can go either way, stop bull****ting…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=deuce_drop;12060779]exactly man.... I wonder how old school slick fighters would fair in boxing today with the scoring and how it's done. effective aggressiveness is just an excuse to favorite a fighter over another, it makes no sense, and is never…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=Bacatit;12060659]A lot of people must have lost a lot of money on the first Hop vs Dawson fight. Bernard's defense was impeccable and nobody really noticed it !!! Go watch Dawson at the end of the fight. Dawson stood his…

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