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Dawson vs Diaconu Likely For Pascal-Hopkins Undercard

By Rick Reeno

The likely HBO televised co-feature on May 21, will feature a battle of former light heavyweight champions, with Chad Dawson (29-1, 17KOs) meeting Adrian Diaconu (27-2, 15KOs) in a crossroads fight. Dawson is looking to rebound from last August's technical decision loss to Jean Pascal. Both of Diaconu's career defeats were decision losses to Pascal. The televised main event will involve Pascal, who defends his WBC/IBO light heavyweight titles against Bernard Hopkins in a rematch of last December's controversial draw.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Teddy Brenner on 03-06-2011

Wow, wait a minute. Dawson vs. Diaconu? If Emmanuel Steward is trying to turn Dawson into a puncher, why is he fighting a known-puncher who has never been knocked out? This could really backfire for team Dawson. Big height difference,…

Comment by Evil Abed on 03-06-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;10194280]Nice, very nice. I prefer this over Andrade. Of course it should have been Cloud. But, this is not bad at all.[/QUOTE] How about Andrade-Cloud while he waits for his shot? That's a damn good fight.

Comment by MARKBNLV on 03-06-2011

Good looking card throw on a third fight and it might be card of the year.

Comment by Iceta Lives on 03-06-2011

[QUOTE=Sweet Jesus;10197077]Erdei Cloud will never happen.[/QUOTE] I thought I heard something about hbo trying to make it go down.

Comment by Sweet Jesus on 03-06-2011

[quote=Iceta Lives;10197032]Hopkins would own Chad son. Who are we trying to kid here? Every opponent they've had in common Hopkins has done way better against and yet people still think Hops can't beat him. Cloud is fighting a better opponent…

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