Saturday, 8 June 2013

Chad Dawson v Adonis Stevenson

In a huge upset the WBC Light Heavyweight title changed hands as Canadian Adonis Stevenson (21-1, 18) stopped American Chad Dawson (31-3-0-1, 17) in eye catching fashion in the opening round.

Surprisingly Dawson started offensively and actually appeared to look like the fighter that many (myself included) believed Chad Dawson could be. It didn't take long however for Steveson to show off why he is so highly regarded as he connected with a monster straight left that sent Dawson flat on to his back with his eyes seriously glazed over.

Dawson surprisingly managed to get back to his feet but with his brain still detached from his senses the referee was forced to wave the bout off. The official time of the stoppage, 1:16 into the opening round was genuinely a shock and could well send a shockwave through the Light Heavyweight division, despite the fact Stevenson was actually moving up for the bout.

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