Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins will fight light heavyweight division leader Chad Dawson on October 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Hopkins has had an impressive 23 year professional career and owns the
current WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Championship title.
The 46 year old champion is trying to defeat not only a tough opponent in Chad Dawson, but more importantly father time.
Hopkins made history when he came out of retirement to beat Jean Pascal for his current belt, and the big question is can he do it again against Dawson.
Hopkins a native Philadelphia has a record of 52-5-2 with 32 KO’s and has beat a slew of
great fighters including Felix Trinidad, Jean Pascal, and Oscar de la Hoya.
Chad “Bad” Dawson is a tough fighter owning a record of 30-1 with 17 KO’s and is excited to have the chance to beat another great fighter in Hopkins.
Dawson’s only professional lost came ironically enough to Jean Pascal in a decision, the same fighter who lost the belt to Hopkins.
The Connecticut boxer turned professional in 2001 going undefeated as a middleweight which prompted his move to the light heavyweight division.
Dawson quickly moved up in his current light heavyweight class proving he will be a tough and worthy opponent for Hopkins.
The ticket also includes a stellar under card with Antonio DeMarco vs. Jorge Linares for the WBC Light weight World Title and Kendall Holt vs. Danny Garcia for the NABO Junior Welterweight Title.
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