Dawson Eyes Rematch: I Know I Can Beat Stevenson

By Ryan Burton

Last week in an article on, former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (31-3, 17KOs) revealed that he is a promotional free agent and that he is planning on taking a couple tune up fights and then wants to get right back in the mix for a world championship.

The 31-year-old Dawson feels that he is still the best fighter in his division and plans on proving it in the ring very soon. He was stopped in the first round by Adonis Stevenson in his most recent fight. Even though he gives Stevenson full credit for the victory, he feels that he should have been given the opportunity to continue the fight.
"I am the type of fighter who will fight anybody. I can't wait to get back in the ring and show everyone I am still the best light heavyweight in the world.  Adonis Stevenson, he caught me with a good punch and he ended the fight even though I feel that the referee stopped the fight prematurely.  I can't dwell on it or take away from his victory.  I just am just looking to get back out there and do what I do which is fight," Dawson stated.

Stevenson has been very active this year. He will fight for the 4th time this year on Saturday. I asked Dawson what he thought about Stevenson's active schedule and how he has capitalized on his title winning effort.

"(He's been active) because he has a promoter who does that for him.  With me and my career I was only fighting one or two times a year.  He is staying active. I am looking to sign with whatever promoter can get me back to being a champion again," Dawson explained.

Dawson said that once his tune up fights are out of the way he is willing to face all of the top fighters in the division. 

"I still have the hunger and I still know that I am one of the best out there. I definitely want the winner of the Bute-Pascal fight. I would love a rematch with Stevenson.  Hopkins just won a title.  I would love to fight him.  I just need a couple tune up fights and I will be back where I need to be. I watched Adonis Stevenson's last couple of fights and he's been great but I know I can beat this guy.  I am just looking to make the best move for me, my family and my career," Dawson told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 11-28-2013

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;13974910]Chad does have some real skill at his best but lacks consistancy. Even before the back to back losses to Ward and Stevenson the pts TD loss to Pascal seemed to show him slipping, and TBH I believe that version…

Comment by El Angel on 11-28-2013

Another big KO win for Adonis. Dawson's done at the elite level IMO and like it or not, I really believe Stevenson is an elite LHW.

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 11-28-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;13972890]Chad should take a soft touch next fight. He's been knocked out in his last two consecutive fights. He needs to forget about an Adonis rematch right now.[/QUOTE] Chad does have some real skill at his best but lacks consistancy.…

Comment by Ringlife on 11-27-2013

Dawson needs a couple of tune up fights before he gets a rematch with Stevenson.

Comment by ddangerous on 11-27-2013

Chad should take a soft touch next fight. He's been knocked out in his last two consecutive fights. He needs to forget about an Adonis rematch right now.

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