Eleider Alvarez-Chad Dawson To Be Announced For PBC Double

By Luke Furman

Promoter Yvon Michel is expected to announce early next week that Eleider Alvarez will trade punches with Chad Dawson, on July 16 in Quebec City, according to Radio Canada.

This duel between the Alvarez and the former WBC champion heavyweight would be one of two proposed fights that are jointly being staged by GYM and Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Championship (PBC).

Dawson was knocked out by Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 22 KOs) in a single round three years ago, when 'Superman' moved up to 175-pounds and picked up the WBC world championship. It was the second consecutive knockout loss for Dawson and significantly crippled his respected standing with the fans and critics.

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Stevenson will headline the card at the Videotron Centre when he defends his WBC crown against Thomas Williams (20-1, 14 KOs).

Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs), who last November secured the mandatory contender position to Stevenson (with a victory against Isaac Chilemba) is waiting for the title clash to become a reality.

Alvarez was originally scheduled to fight last Saturday at the Bell Centre in the tuneup fight on the undercard of Beterbiev Artur and Ezequiel Maderna. But the latest proposal to face Dawson was too good to be ignored.

Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs), 32 years old, has just won his last two fights and he will have the opportunity to get a chance to position himself for a rematch with Stevenson - if he overcomes Alvarez.

The upcoming doubleheader will be staged as a mini-tournament. All four fighters are under contract with Haymon.

The winners of the two fights will face off for the WBC light heavyweight belt in the fall.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kiaba360 on 06-11-2016

[QUOTE=285Kid;16778886]Why not Stevenson vs Alvarez????[/QUOTE] Stevenson is fighting Williams. The matchmakers are trying to prolong the inevitable by giving us these filler match-ups.

Comment by TAZ-G on 06-11-2016

[QUOTE=Boxingwizard;16778773]Chad can take a punch, he took some really hard shots from Pascal, I mean A LOT of hard shots for 12 rounds. He beat Hopkins with two cuts in his eyes. The problem with Chad has always been mental,…

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-11-2016

2 little 2 offer @ this late stage 4 Chad, he goes down...

Comment by Eastcoast on 06-11-2016

Pulling for Chad to finally turn it around. How ironic would it be for him to beat Alvarez, then Stevenson, then Ward.

Comment by 285Kid on 06-11-2016

Why not Stevenson vs Alvarez????

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