Stevenson Drills Dawson In One, Wins 175 Lb. Crown

By Jake Donovan

Adonis Stevenson scored a monster 1st round knockout to emphatically dethrone Chad Dawson in their light heavyweight championship contest Saturday evening in Montreal, Canada. 

A left hook put Dawson down roughly a minute into the fight. The reigning light heavyweight king managed to beat the count, but was on unsteady legs the entire team, prompting referee Michael Griffin to stop the contest without another punch being thrown.

The official time was 1:16 of round one.

Stevenson improves to 21-1 (18KO), coming up huge in his first world title fight.

Dawson suffers his second straight knockout loss, falling to 31-3 (17KO). The fight was his first since a humbling stoppage loss at the hands of super middleweight king Andre Ward last September. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 06-09-2013

I was saying"Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn"! when Dawson got knocked on his ass.

Comment by Spray_resistant on 06-09-2013

Pretty surprised it happened so early, I favored Dawson to out box him but knew there was an outside chance of Stevenson scoring a brutal ko because he is such a puncher and Chad was stopped last time out not…

Comment by guitarboyled on 06-09-2013

For your information English is Stevenson’s 3rd language… how many languages do you speak? He might not be the most technical boxer out there but he made some descent guys look like complete amateurs over the last few years Manuel…

Comment by Danny Gunz on 06-09-2013

Adonis was always pretty underrated. Not shocked that he came out with the KO. That was a horrible stoppage though imo

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-09-2013

I'm still smh....damn!!!! :nonono:

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