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Photos: Adonis Stevenson Demolishes Dawson in One
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Adonis Stevenson produced a chilling first-round knockout to take Chad Dawson's WBC light-heavyweight title in Montreal. The hard-hitting southpaw caught the champion with a swinging left hook with less than 90 seconds of the contest gone and, although Dawson tottered to his feet, referee Michael Griffin spared him further punishment. It was Dawson' second successive defeat - and a third career loss - after he had dropped down to super-middleweight for an unsuccessful shot at Andre Ward's title.

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comment by Public_Enemy, on 06-09-2013
I always like to give the champ a chance to continue but Dawson was done. He couldn't even stand up straight without falling back towards the ropes. He couldn't bring his gloves all the way up. Plus you could see it in his eyes. If the ref lets the fight continue, Dawson probably leaves on a stre...

comment by ADozenArrows, on 06-09-2013
[QUOTE=charlieg]Bradley didn't go down and he was punching back - and the referee was waiting to stop it, just Provodnikov couldn't quite seal it. Berto went down but wasn't dropped anywhere near as hard. He got up, spoke clearly to the referee, held his gloves up and looked fine to continu...

comment by charlieg, on 06-09-2013
[QUOTE=mathed]Bradley looked like he could barely stand against Providnikov but he lasted 12 rounds and took way more punishment. Alvarado could barely stand against Rios but he made it the distance. Berto against Guerrero but he made it the distance. There are plenty of instances where dudes ...

comment by charlieg, on 06-09-2013
[QUOTE=mathed]I thought the stoppage was crap. Dawson was back on his feet, he should have been given a chance to continue.[/QUOTE] He could barely move. He was listing sidewards and backwards, he was in no shape to continue. He could barely state he was OK (more of a mumble) and didn't lift ...

comment by Motofan, on 06-09-2013
Is Dwyer on suicide watch right now? I bet he still finds a way to keep Dawson on his top ten p4p list. :lol1:

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