Dawson Wins Title Against Hopkins, But it was the Wrong Call:
Last night, “Bad” Chad Dawson regained the Light Heavyweight Championship with a 2nd-round TKO over reigning titleholder Bernard Hopkins. But that really doesn’t tell the whole story. In the 2nd round, Hopkins and Dawson came together. With Hopkins leaning on Dawson’s back/right shoulder area, Dawson lifted Hopkins and shoved him with his shoulder, causing Hopkins to fall backwards.
Citing an injured shoulder, Hopkins writhed in pain. An incredulous Dawson indicated in no uncertain terms that he thought Hopkins was faking. After a few minutes, the fight was waved off. Next thing we knew, Chad Dawson was being announced as the new Light Heavyweight Champion of the World.
Let’s look at the major players in this fiasco and see if we can’t make sense of yet another bizarre big-fight result.
Credit: Damien Acevedo / AllCityBoxing
He was doing well against Hopkins, but not really in a way that screamed that he...