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Dawson Unseats Hopkins, Captures The WBC Crown

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - Chad Dawson (31-1, 17KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32KOs) to capture the WBC light heavyweight title. The scores were 114-114, 117-111, 117-111 for Dawson.

In the first meeting, which took place last October in Los Angeles, the fight ended with a two round TKO win for Dawson. Hopkins injured his shoulder after taking a fall. The outcome was later reversed and now stands as a no-contest.

The rematch started slow. Not much activity from either guy. Dawson using a jab and Hopkins moved around while trying to find an opening. Dawson took over the second, but it was Hopkins who landed the best shots in the third.

Dawson suffered a bad cut in the fourth, over his left eye, from a clash of heads. The cut riled Dawson up, who pressed forward and went after Hopkins, who managed to land a sneaky right hand when the openings were there.

Dawson started outboxing and outworking him in the fifth and continue that trend until the eleventh, when they started trading punches. Dawson was being very aggressive in the exchanges and Hopkins actually tackled him down. Not much action in the twelfth, with more holding and wrestling than anything else.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 04-29-2012

I'm glad they didn't stop the fight when Dawson suffered that cut from the headbutt. That thing looked ugly.

Comment by djtmal on 04-29-2012

had to work last nite, but glad to hear chad dawson, stayed the course and got the win, legitly, on bernard hopkins...bernard hopkins, is one of those fighters, that nobody is gonna look their best against, so it should be…

Comment by NachoMan on 04-29-2012

[QUOTE=edgarg;12056548]How many extra points did you give Hopkins for that tackle of his. He's good at it he deserves points. And we've uncovered yet another incompetent judge......... I'm happy to say good-bye to Hopkins......I hope it's a fact. Just to…

Comment by NachoMan on 04-29-2012

[[email protected];12057014]say goodbye to the "dirty, slick, black afro-american" fighter... i will always remember hopkins as a fighter who is a master of holding and clipping his opponent's head off...[/QUOTE] ..and you'll be remembered for what exactly??

Comment by Scrubber on 04-29-2012

The Hopkins act has played too long on boxing's stage and it is time for some new blood. Hopkins brings a boring act to a dying sport and little fan support. Just another angry black man bitter at life. go…

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