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Truth be told, Chad Dawson is a loud mouth that will never do very much to connect with casual boxing fans. He relies on taunting, profanity-laden verbal jousts, and hollow threats. He promised to kill Bernard Hopkins and he barely dazed the man. If Dawson is unable to defeat a 47 year old man on his last legs why does he deserve to be crowned a champion of anything?
Hopkins went out to the ring and danced and pranced and psychologically belittled his pathetically sensitive opponent. Dawson has such a fragile psychology it is shocking he did not snap and throw Hopkins down with another fireman's carry as he did in the first bout. Hopkins understood going in that he could not compete with any younger opponent in a slugfest and hope to win or come out physically unscathed. His plan of attack was entirely psychological and not physical. At the very least he won on that front. Dawson hit him after the bell twice, took a few cheap shots as the referee (Cotton) attempted to disentangle the fighters, and shoved Hopkins in the face.
If Dawson wants to be taken seriously by the likes of Andre Ward (the rising star whom he foolishly called out in a publicity stunt) he must learn to throw punches and to act like a sportsman and not a puerile thug. That is how he currently presents himself, as a lowlife thug. Sure, Hopkins is slick and tricky and gets away with murder but he has been doing it for twenty years and he is a known quantity. At age 47 he almost has no choice. For Dawson to have uncontrolled rage and to fight dirty rather than trying to defeat his opponent with clean, effective punches is ridiculous.
Overall, Hopkins Vs. Dawson 2 will be remembers as Broadway theater and not as a conclusive boxing match. Both fighters put on a show and the only question is whether the live audience and the fans watching at home appreciated their theatrics when they tuned in to watch a boxing bout. Ladies and gentleman let's get ready to...dance? No, let's get ready to rumble, and if HBO's World Championship Boxing wants to encourage viewers to tune in try putting fighters into the ring and not pirouetters.
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