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Chad Dawson (Bad) boxer

Chad Dawson image
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 76½″/194cm
Debut 2001-08-18
Born 1982-07-13
Nationality USA
Residence New Haven, Connecticut, USA
bouts
41
won
34
lost
5
draw
0
bouts
41
won
34
lost
5
draw
0
Status inactive
Division light heavyweight
Height 6′ 1″/185cm
Reach 76½″/194cm
Debut 2001-08-18
Born 1982-07-13
Nationality USA
Residence New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Dawson's first career setback was a loss to Jean Pascal in 2010. He would rebound by winning the WBC title for a second time, as well as the Ring magazine and lineal titles, by defeating Bernard Hopkins in 2012. In the same year, The Ring ranked Dawson as the world's tenth best active boxer, pound for pound.Later in 2012, Dawson moved down to super middleweight, a division in which he had not competed since 2006, in order to challenge Andre Ward for the unified WBA (Super), WBC, Ring and lineal titles. In what would prove to be an ill-fated move, Ward handed him his second loss as it became clear that Dawson could no longer compete at a lower weight. In 2013, having returned to light heavyweight to defend his titles, Dawson was knocked out by Adonis Stevenson in one round.

Dawson's first career setback was a loss to Jean Pascal in 2010. He would rebound by winning the WBC title for a second time, as well as the Ring magazine and lineal titles, by defeating Bernard Hopkins in 2012. In the same year, The Ring ranked Dawson as the world's tenth best active boxer, pound for pound.Later in 2012, Dawson moved down to super middleweight, a division in which he had not competed since 2006, in order to challenge Andre Ward for the unified WBA (Super), WBC, Ring and lineal titles. In what would prove to be an ill-fated move, Ward handed him his second loss as it became clear that Dawson could no longer compete at a lower weight. In 2013, having returned to light heavyweight to defend his titles, Dawson was knocked out by Adonis Stevenson in one round.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 4, 2017 Andrzej Fonfara WLWWWL Barclays Center, Brooklyn LOSS
Technical knockout
April 16, 2016 Cornelius White WLLLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 2015 Dion Savage WLLLLL Sun National Bank Center, Trenton WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 4, 2014 Tommy Karpency WWLLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket LOSS
Split-decision
June 21, 2014 George Blades WLLWWL StubHub Center, Carson WIN
KO
June 8, 2013 Adonis Stevenson WWWWWW Bell Centre, Montreal World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 8, 2012 Andre Ward WWWWWW Oracle Arena, Oakland LOSS
Technical knockout
April 28, 2012 Bernard Hopkins WWWDW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 15, 2011 Bernard Hopkins LWWWDW Staples Center, Los Angeles
NC
May 21, 2011 Adrian Diaconu WWWLLW Bell Centre, Montreal WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 14, 2010 Jean Pascal WLWWWW Bell Centre, Montreal LOSS
TD
Nov. 7, 2009 Glen Johnson WWWLWW XL Center, Hartford International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

interim World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 9, 2009 Antonio Tarver WLWWWL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 11, 2008 Antonio Tarver WWLWWW Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Light Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 12, 2008 Glen Johnson WWLWWW St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 2007 Epifanio Mendoza WLWWWW Arco Arena, Sacramento World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 9, 2007 Jesus Ruiz LWWWLW Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 3, 2007 Tomasz Adamek WWWWWW Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee World Boxing Council World Light Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 2, 2006 Eric Harding WWLLWW Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez WIN
Unanimous decision
March 4, 2006 Jamie Hearn WWLWLD M.E.N. Arena, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 4, 2006 Jason Naugler LWWWWD Don Haskins Center, El Paso WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 18, 2005 Ian Gardner WWWWLW Athletic Center, New Haven vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 6, 2005 Ronald Boddie LLLWLL St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
April 1, 2005 Efrain Garcia WWLWLW City Wide Fieldhouse, New Haven World Boxing Council Youth World Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 10, 2004 Carl Daniels WWWLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket World Boxing Council Youth World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 2004 Darnell Wilson WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket World Boxing Council Youth World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 27, 2004 Aundalen Sloan WLLLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket
NC
Oct. 31, 2003 Dumont Welliver LLWLWL Convention Center, Providence vacant World Boxing Council Youth World Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 1, 2003 Brett Lally WWLLLL Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach vacant World Boxing Council Youth World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 2, 2003 Earl Allen WLWLWL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
March 21, 2003 Willie Lee WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
KO
Feb. 1, 2003 Shannon Miller LLDWLL Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 25, 2002 John Roman Williams WWWWLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 3, 2002 Faustino Gonzalez WLWWLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Unanimous decision
May 18, 2002 Gary Grant WLLLLL Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Technical knockout
April 27, 2002 Chad Sawyer WWWWLD Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Unanimous decision
March 1, 2002 Martin Desjardins WLWD Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 16, 2002 Jerald Lowe WLWLLW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 2001 James Orso LWW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 2001 Antonio Baker WLLL Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Cranston WIN
KO
Aug. 18, 2001 Steve Garrett WLW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Technical knockout