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Chad Dawson isn't a young fighter anymore. He has to take responsibility for his own shortcomings and stop trying to unload them onto other people. From what I read John Skully is a good trainer and gave Dawson a sound gameplan vs Hopkins (his biggest win). The real matter is that Dawson isn't a great fighter nor among the best in the world. He's a B competitor - his losses to Pascal and Ward confirm this.
If Dawson wants to remain relevant he needs to stop chopping and changing his camps and recognise his own limitations. Losses as a pro are inevitable. Trainers can't fight for you. At 30 he really needs to settle into a more strict training routine and really heed the advice and experience of guys like Skully before the losses begin to stack up.
The fact that he sent his brother in to Skully's room to address a problem in camp displays his lack of respect for his trainer and his immaturity as a person. If he can't grow up outside the ring, he will suffer in it.