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Dawson-Stevenson: Contracts To Be Signed on Monday

By Ryan Burton

Promoter Gary Shaw has advised BoxingScene.com that all of the terms have been agreed upon for "Bad" Chad Dawson (31-2, 17KOs) to defend his WBC light heavyweight title against hard-punching super middleweight Adonis Stevenson (20-1, 17KOs) on June 8th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. HBO will televise the fight.

"The contracts will be signed tomorrow, for June 8th from the Bell Centre, and on HBO," Shaw told BoxingScene.com.

Dawson was orginally scheduled to face Jean Pascal in a rematch on May 25th, but Pascal headed in another direction by reaching an agreement to face Lucian Bute in a high profile Canadian super-fight. Stevenson, the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Carl Froch, was left out in the cold when Froch finalized a deal to face WBA champion Mikkel Kessler in a rematch on May 25th in the UK.

Stevenson returned on Friday night at the Bell Centre, and scored a sixth round TKO over Darnell Boone - which avenged his sole career defeat. Boone handed Stevenson his only career loss with an upset two round TKO win in April of 2010.

Dawson is looking to resume his winning ways after September's disaster against WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward. For the first time since February 2006, Dawson dropped down to 168-pounds and was stopped in the tenth round.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BornToLive on 03-26-2013

[B]I'm a huge Dawson fan but let's be honest here.....out of all the trainers Dawson has fought under, he's looked the worst under Eddie Mustafa by a long margin. So this fight is isn't going to be easy as people…

Comment by ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY on 03-26-2013

I would assume Chad boxes smartly to a 12 rd. decision...

Comment by VatoMulatto on 03-26-2013

[QUOTE=ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY;13181580]I talked to Emanuel the night before Hopkins-Dawson 2 and he told me he has never seen anything like the power of Stevenson, that after sparring him guys complain of injuries not just to jaw and ribs but…

Comment by marvelousmatt on 03-25-2013

[QUOTE=JRB123;13182012]Well at least you admitted it...As many people/users that are in NSB you rarely see any fans of Dawson...Just like you rarely see many fans of Tim Bradley...[/QUOTE] Chad Dawson is a fringe top 12-14 P4P fighter right now. Don't…

Comment by marvelousmatt on 03-25-2013

[QUOTE=apocalypto;13179575]Garbage fight. Dawson should fight kovalev or what ever his name is. Hbo like usual paying for garbe fights and over paying dawson[/QUOTE] I like this fight. Dawson by late KO. Build back up Dawson for 2 good fights then…

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