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 Last update:  9/28/2011       Read more by Mitch Abramson         
   
Dawson: The Hungry Chad Returns Against Hopkins
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By Mitch Abramson
 
Chad Dawson admitted that his career had stagnated and that he had become a “bored” fighter before hooking up with current trainer John Scully, he said during a conference call with the media on Wednesday. Dawson has often been criticized for not seizing the moment in fights and throwing enough punches, a tendency he seemed to imply was a result of his prior training.

Dawson has gone through a myriad of trainers in his decade-long career, in an attempt to find a good fit. He believes he's found it in Scully. The two hooked up six weeks ago after Dawson left Emanuel Steward. Dawson was a rising star until his lackadaisical effort against Jean Pascal last year that resulted in a technical decision loss. Dawson, in a fight that can resuscitate his career, faces Bernard Hopkins on Oct. 15.

“I lost the passion,” Dawson said. “I felt like if I had Scully in my corner it wouldn’t have happened. My performance, I felt started to get a little lazy. I think Scully has what it takes to bring it out of me. People say that I use trainers, that I push trainers from here to there, but on Oct. 15 people will see, they’ll get to see the hungry Chad Dawson, they’ll see the fire in my eyes.”

Mitch Abramson covers boxing for the New York Daily News and BoxingScene.com

Tags: Bernard Hopkins , Chad Dawson , Hopkins vs Dawson , Hopkins-Dawson


 

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comment by bojangles1987, on 09-29-2011
[QUOTE=edgarg]My opinion is that no Hopkins fight is entertaining. No matter who the opponent is, Hopkins will make sure to drag it down to his fouled and fakery level.[/QUOTE] Really? I don't like Hopkins but he has more than a few entertaining fights. Both Pascal fights were.

comment by bojangles1987, on 09-29-2011
Come on Chad, you have to win this fight. No excuses.

comment by TheKza, on 09-29-2011
[QUOTE=edgarg]My opinion is that no Hopkins fight is entertaining. No matter who the opponent is, Hopkins will make sure to drag it down to his fouled and fakery level.[/QUOTE] How about Hopkins-Pascal 2 or the Trinidad fight?

comment by PD21, on 09-29-2011
Hopkins has the momentum going into this fight. Things dont seem to be right with Dawson and its the wrong time to be doubting his trainers. It comes down to experience when you have two thinking fighters in their. Unless Dawsons sets a fast pace and tries to outlast Hopkins, he isnt going to bea...

comment by SirTomJones, on 09-29-2011
Dawson to win this. very tight UD.

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