The Chad Dawson you saw the last time out is gone. That version of Dawson was at 168 pounds, a lower weight class, and lost to pound-for-pound star Andre Ward. Now, he is back up at light heavyweight and ready to face Adonis Stevenson, a big-punching Canadian on Saturday at Bell Centre in Montreal (HBO, 10 p.m. ET).
"I feel great being back at my weight," Dawson said. "Training camp went excellent. I couldn't say anything better about training camp.
"Everything went according to plan and when you have a great camp and you know you did everything your best and the right way, then you have no doubts. That's the way this camp went. There were no doubts. I feel great. The team is great, everybody is happy and we know that we're going to go out on June 8 and put on a show."
Dawson has been in with the best. Before Ward, he faced Bernard Hopkins twice, with one being cut short by an injury to Hopkins, and has been in with other top fighters at light heavyweight. In Stevenson, he is fac...