By Michael Marley

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, trainer of light heavyweight Chad Dawson, discounted Freddie Roach's assertion that he's been asked to take over training Dawson.

Muhammad's near term agenda includes handling former world heavyweight champions Hasim Rahman and Shannon Briggs, aspiring heavyweight Travis Kauffman and former world champion Zab Judah.

The trainer suffered rare back to back losses recently as Bad Chad Dawson got beaten by Jean Pascal in Montreal and heavyweight Michael Grant ran second to Tomasz Adamek.

“Chad took my family out to breakfast the other day when I was not in town,” Muhammad said. “Chad was about to knock that guy (Pascal) out in Montreal when the guy butted him. Chad was on his way to a knockout. Chad will come back strong which, as I've told him, is the mark of a real champion.”