Found June 10, 2013 on
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Inevitably, whenever a boxer suffers a surprising and decisive defeat, questions are raised about his ability, past and present. When the loss is a knockout defeat, those questions are doubled. So it goes now with Chad Dawson, who must weather a battery of speculation over whether he was really "Bad Chad", the Top 10 Pound for Pound light heavyweight kingpin after all.
Dawson evaded this issue when he was stopped by Andre Ward, as everyone looks upon Ward as the second coming of Roy Jones, and Dawson was likely drained from having to shave several pounds off his frame to make the super middleweight limit. Not this time: getting clocked in a one-punch knockout by Adonis Stevenson puts Dawson under the spotlight. Just as inevitable as the doubt, however, are questions as to whether or not the doubt is fair.
Bad Chad's Mixed Record
Credit: Ed Mulholland - HBO
I'm splitting the difference here by saying there was nothing false or inflated about Chad Dawson's stat...
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Adonis Stevenson stopped Chad Dawson with a left hook in the first round to take the WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night.
Stevenson (21-1), from nearby Longueuil, sent a crushing left to Dawson's temple less than 2 minutes into the scheduled 12-round bout. Dawson (31-3-0) got up, but referee Richard Griffin stopped the fight.
Stevenson became the only Canadian to currently...
It's no secret that Adonis "Superman" Stevenson has great knockout power. Still, the vast majority of boxing fans have been assuming "Bad" Chad Dawson would outclass the vastly more inexperienced fighter. (Note: Our now Scott Levinson picked Stevenson to win).
However, in Montreal on Saturday evening, Stevenson wasn't to be denied. It took him just about...
(Marcos Maidana, left, digs a hook downstairs on Josesito Lopez; photo credit: Joe Miranda, FightNews)
We braved the long, arduous, treacherous week where we essentially had no boxing on, and now find that we've arrived at that point in the summer where there's leather zipping all over...
We won’t be seeing Chad Dawson on HBO or probably any network anytime soon. Andre Ward made him quit and then Adonis Stevenson took his soul.
Bad Chad is now Sad Chad.
Whoa. That happened. Adonis Stevenson scored a massive upset on HBO Saturday night, and did it in a jaw-dropping fashion, when he stopped light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson with one shotgun left hand in the very 1st round.
There were some who thought Stevenson had a chance. There were more who thought Dawson, one of the best talents of the past five years or so, would have...