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« on: June 14, 2009, 12:34:42 AM »

The long awaited and eagerly anticipated rematch between undefeated two-time light heavyweight champion CHAD DAWSON and former world champion GLEN JOHNSON is on. Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing, Dawson-Johnson II will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing in the fall. The site and date will be formally announced shortly.

 

The world title rematch pits Dawson, the light heavyweight division’s kingpin, defending his world championship belt against Johnson, the man who gave him the stiffest test and closest shave of his career. In their first battle, which took place in April 2008, the two squared off with Dawson’s WBC light heavyweight title on the line. Dawson came away with a hard-earned unanimous decision, but the entire boxing world was left clamoring for more from these world-class fighters.
http://boxingtalk.com/pag/article.php?aid=17862

Glad to see Glen will finally get a chance to go again after that dodgy decision.
 

Since their first rumble, Dawson has only raised his profile with two nationally televised victories over former undisputed champion Antonio Tarver. Johnson has also kept a high profile, stopping Aaron Norwood in four rounds, and then avenging a highly controversial draw with Daniel Judah by winning a clear-cut unanimous decision in February.

 

 

Dawson (28-0, 17 KOs), from New Haven, Conn., serving his second term as light heavyweight champion, successfully defended the IBF and IBO titles on May 9 in a rematch against former world champion Tarver, whom he dethroned last October. Dawson won his first world title in 2007 with a dominating performance over undefeated defending WBC champion Tomasz Adamek.  It remains Adamek's sole professional loss. Dawson successfully defended the WBC title three times, including a close and very competitive victory over Johnson, before vacating that title to challenge Tarver. Dawson, unable to get an exception from the IBF for his mandatory title defense, vacated his IBF title in order to make the Johnson rematch, which will be for his IBO championship.

 

Johnson (49-12-2, 33 KOs), from Miami, FL by way of Clarendon, Jamaica, is one of boxing’s most popular fighters.  He captured the world light heavyweight title in 2004 winning a brilliant unanimous decision over future world champion Clinton Woods.  His title reign included a knockout victory of Roy Jones, Jr. and 12-round decision over Tarver, which earned him the “Fighter of the Year” honor from the Boxing Writers Association of America.  Johnson has won seven of his last nine bouts, five by knockout, with the only blemishes coming from close world title decisions to Dawson and Woods.  He is currently world-rated in the Top-Five by all major sanctioning groups, including No. 2 by the WBC and No. 3 by the IBF. The Dawson rematch will be Johnson’s ninth world title fight.

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 05:14:22 AM »

Full Credit to Dawson for giving Glen a rematch.
At least he's not  pulling the ''I don't do rematches Clause'' like a certain retired guy pulled.
Dawson has the skills to build up a following,he just needs a coming out party.
But this fight will only help set the record straight,then hopefully lead to a coming out party that he needs.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 06:08:09 AM »

yeah Dawson did the right thing. Johnson has worked hard to get where he is and is an honest guy who is looked down on I think because he has a lot of losses, but he turned pro quickly I believe and also has fought a lot of top guys. Maybe he can win this fight and a few more and retire a champion.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 07:09:41 AM »

Nice to see that Glen Johnson is getting the rematch he thoroughly deserves. Unlike Traver who was comprehensively beaten by Dawson, Johnson deserves this rematch. Many people felt that he was on the recieving end of a bad decision in the first fight. No doubt it was controversial. Also props to Bad Chad for finally taking the fight. He has saved his reputation by doing so.
Should be another good one but i'm picking the more talented Dawson to grind out a decision.
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