Advertisement
Advertisement

Dawson's Trainer Disagrees With Stevenson Stoppage

By Rick Reeno

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, the trainer of former champion Chad Dawson (31-3, 17KOs), was irate after referee Michael Griffin stopped Dawson's fight with Adonis Stevenson (21-1, 18KOs) in the first round. During the June match, which took place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Dawson was clipped early in the first round. He went down hard, made it up on wobbly legs, and the referee felt Dawson was too damaged to be allowed to continue.

Muhammad explained why he was so angry after the fight was over.

"The referee came into the dressing room and said 'whoever got knocked down, I'm going to give up a chance to continue if you get up and walk to me with your hands up.' Chad got up and walked to him with his hands up and he stopped the fight. So I told him 'you did something entirely different. You contradicted yourself.' That's all I was saying to him," Muhammad told BoxingScene.com.

On the night of the fight, and after he watched the replay at home, Muhammad still believes Dawson was more than capable of continuing.

"He was in such good shape, mentally. I've seen guys that Stevenson hit with that same shot, and they were stretched, they didn't get up and took the count of ten. Chad took it right on the chin, went down, took his time and got up - put his hands up and walked to the referee," Muhammad said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxingwizard on 07-23-2013

[QUOTE=SnakeVen0m;13579357]WOW, he's just trying to safe face and keep himself on Dawson's payroll. Dawson was very hurt. he didn't even have the energy or brain power to bring up his gloves, let alone continue. He could've gotten severely hurt and…

Comment by MDPopescu on 07-23-2013

Dawson mechanically moved his head to the right -- until he met Adonis' left cross.

Comment by Weebler I on 07-23-2013

Stevenson would've decapitated him with another shot.

Comment by MDPopescu on 07-23-2013

Dawson is one of the most bizarre fighters I've seen.

Comment by deanrw on 07-22-2013

When he got up, not only were his legs gone, but he also would not stop blinking rapidly, like he was seeing double and trying to get his focus back. He was done. If he had 5 more seconds to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Casey Ramos Faces Paredes on Top Rank Bill, 7/16 on UniMas Joseph Parker Embraces Anthony Joshua Title Fight For The Fall Mayweather Admits: For The 'Right Price' I Might Come Back! Mikaela Lauren-Klara Svensson Showdown Set For Sept. 10 Mayweather Backs Golden Boy's Decision on Canelo-Golovkin Freddie Roach Feels Albert Pagara Could Be Future World Champ "Fighting Words" - Keith Thurman: Once Upon A "One Time" Golovkin vs. Eubank Deal Hangs in The Balance Over Sky Money Deontay Wilder To Anthony Joshua: Why Wait? Let's Fight Now! Photos: Mayweather Hits BET Awards, Laila Ali Honors Father Video: Peter Quillin Discusses The Future of His Career Thurman: Porter Was Good With Pressure But Wasn't Effective Video: Chris Eubank Jr. Eager To Get Hands on Gennady Golovkin Video: Demetrius Andrade Rips Canelo, Talks Lara and Charlos NYSAC Doctor Explains Controversial Benavidez-Ntetu Stoppage Video: Sergio Martinez Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation Orlando Salido Still Confident He Did Enough To Unseat Vargas UKAD Refuses To Comment on Tyson Fury Doping Allegations Video: Daniel Jacobs on Thurman-Porter, Mora Rematch, More Thurman: One Win Won't Make Me Fill Mayweather's Shoes Video: Malignaggi Gives His Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation DiBella: Thurman-Porter Edged Vargas-Salido for Fight of the Year Video: Anthony Joshua Details Breazeale KO, Future Targets Video: George Groves on Murray Win, World Title Shot Next Video: Eddie Hearn on Golovkin vs. Eubank, Joshua vs. Parker Eubank Jr: I Can't Wait To Take Golovkin's Scalp in England! Video: Jessie Vargas Reacts To Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter Thurman-Porter Most Watched Bout of 2016 To Date Anthony Johsua: Wilder, Fury, Haye - I'd Fight Any of Them! Video: Dominic Breazeale Reflects on KO Loss To Anthony Joshua Photos: Anthony Joshua Beats Up Breazeale, Knocks Him Out Team Fury Vehemently Denies Doping Allegations Anthony Joshua Eyes November Defense, With Joseph Parker Photos: Thurman vs. Porter Barclays War - MONSTER Gallery Keith Thurman Reiterates Desire To Fight Danny Garcia Video: Keith Thurman Talks Porter Win, Mayweather, The Future Photos: George Groves Shows Class in Win Over Martin Murray Photos: Eubank Sends Message To Golovkin by Crushing Doran Hearn: Canelo Lost Face, Eubank Ready To Face Golovkin! David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement