Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/29/14
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Chad Dawson's eyes light up when he imagines his ideal boxing career. He would spend every day training in his gym and every night at home in Connecticut with his wife and four sons, far away from everything else he finds so annoying about this sport. Trash-talking with opponents, squabbling with past managers and trainers, defending his passion to people who don't know his heart - the business of boxing repulses Dawson, whose formidable skills are often obscured by everything the former light heavyweight champion doesn't have. ''I'm ready to go home and see my kids,'' Dawson said after a workout at a Hollywood gym. ''I've been doing this for two months now. I want to do this job and get home to see my kids.'' Yet Dawson (30-1, 17 KOs) first will get the fight he's been pursuing for a half-decade: a showdown with 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night at Staples Center. The 29-year-old Dawson realizes this bout with ...
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