After his back-to-back knockout losses to Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson, "Bad" Chad Dawson has gone from sitting at the top of the light heavyweight heap to entering a career crossroads. At 31 years old, Dawson isn't used up and he isn't getting old early, although perhaps he was over-hyped earlier in his career, and perhaps he grew complacent after spending much of that time fighting significantly older and slower (albeit still formidable) fighters.
Some speculate that Dawson might hire a new trainer, and others wonder if he can overcome the psychological trauma of the crushing knockout handed to him by Stevenson. At least as pertinent is who Dawson might want to start off his comeback with. Even if "Bad" Chad takes the tried path of beginning with a tune-up or two, to reestablish his name Dawson needs a win over a credible opponent.
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Here are Dawson's top 5 options:
1. Tavoris Cloud: A Dawson vs. Cloud match has a compelling logic to it. Both fighter...