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Chad Dawson: Adonis Stevenson is NOT a Real World Champion!

By Luke Furman

Back in 2013, Adonis Stevenson knocked out Chad Dawson in the first round to capture the WBC light heavyweight world title.

Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) has not been impressed with Stevenson's reign as champion. Dawson explained that during his own reign he always fought the best available opponents and Stevenson is doing the complete opposite. During his two title runs, Dawson fought Antonio Tarver twice, Bernard Hopkins twice, and Glen Johnson twice.

"Stevenson is not a real world champion. He has only beaten category B boxers since he got his title," Dawson said to the Montreal Journal. "When I owned his belt, I had faced all of the top fighters at the time. I have never taken easy fights. This is what a champion must do. That has not been the case with Stevenson since he beat me."

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Dawson is not expecting Stevenson to ever face former champion Sergey Kovalev or current IBF, WBO, WBA champ Andre Ward.

He does explain that Stevenson is not the only party to blame in this situation.

"I do not know what is going on in his head to accept all of this. On the other hand, I believe that the WBC also has some of the blame in this story," Dawson added. "This sanctioning body should have forced him to face his mandatory challengers within a reasonable time. Stevenson could have faced Kovalev, but we know that this fight will never take place. This will be the same for Ward."

Dawson is currently in Montreal, where he is helping Stevenson's mandatory challenger, Eleider Alvarez, prepare for his fight against Lucian Bute - which is scheduled for February 24th. Dawson is preparing for his own return on March 4 against Polish contender Andrzej Fonfara.

"He is very strong physically, he has an excellent jab," said Dawson to the Canadian paper. "To come here, it allows me to have good training partners and to be able to work with Alvarez who is part of the 175-pound elite."

"It also allows me to have a good indication to know where I am in my preparation, because I believe that Alvarez is far superior to Fonfara."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gennadyevichggg on 05-29-2018

Don't know about Daw-son, but he going to these paws-son if he carries on talking on about my homey adonis.

Comment by Southpawology on 05-29-2018

Is dawson retired? he fell from the top at mach speeds

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 05-29-2018

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;17439227]Stevenson's reign has been truly disgraceful. He is the worst "champion" in the sport. Dawson caught a lot of flack on NSB in his day, but he was a good fighter who took on tough competition. It's a shame he…

Comment by TheThirdEye on 02-22-2017

[QUOTE=BreWall;17441863]Dawson is getting it real.[/QUOTE] [SIZE="3"]Tarver, Johnson or Hopkins were all between 39 to 46 years old when they fought Prime Dawson. Dawson is dreaming: [URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K4xe7SY2qE"]Check this out[/URL]

Comment by IRONCHINHAGLER on 02-21-2017

[QUOTE=Gentblue;17440461]Wilder.... Stiverne- Fought him and won, Povetkin- Tried to fight him but came up dirty, Tyson Fury- wanted no parts of Wilder for 4 years per Wilder, Schafer and Warren , Hughie Fury- same, Del Boy- said he wanted to…

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