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Dawson: Haymon Gave Me a Shot When Others Did Not

by Rick Reeno

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (32-3, 18KOs) returned to action on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, and stopped George Blades in the first round.

Dawson, 31-years-old, is going right back in the gym for a planned return in September. He want to stay active after taking a year off following back to back TKO defeats to Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson.

Earlier this year, Dawson signed a contract with influential adviser Al Haymon. He says Haymon is giving him the opportunity to reestablish himself when most promoters turned their backs to him. 

"I'm right back in the gym after this. I can't afford to take time off. This is the second chapter of my career and hopefully it will be good," Dawson said.

"[Haymon] brings stability. He's giving me a shot that most promoters wouldn't give me right now. he believes in me and I want to show him that I appreciate that. I want to end this year great and start next year great."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxingfocus on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;14688955]He was heavy and fighting some nobody but the fight was thrown together on like 3 days notice so I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt here. Maybe now Haymon can get him a live body…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 06-23-2014

He was heavy and fighting some nobody but the fight was thrown together on like 3 days notice so I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt here. Maybe now Haymon can get him a live body…

Comment by paulf on 06-23-2014

He is fighting in the afternoon in front of 50 people because his stardom was all ****ing hype man; one of the worst cases of it on HBO's part and a sign of things to come. The dude had no…

Comment by Edmond Dantes on 06-23-2014

So much hate in this thread. The guy is on two fight losing streak being KO'd in his last one. He's trying to bounce back and all you keyboard / sofa bound losers do is just **** on him. You…

Comment by oneon11 on 06-23-2014

Dawson reminds me of another J. Taylor, Taylor hit a wall same as Dawson. I doubt Dawson will regain the status he once had in the sport of boxing. Even though he's been out the ring he didn't remain dedicated…

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