Chad Dawson Speaker Profile
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
Chad Dawson Biography
Chad Dawson was born July 13, 1982 in Hartsville, South Carolina and is an American boxer and the current IBO light heavyweight champion. Dawson was born to Wanda and Rick Dawson, a former boxer who compiled a (1-4-1) record. He has 4 brothers and 2 sisters. In search of work, Rick Dawson moved the family to New Haven, Connecticut in 1988. Dawson attended James Hillhouse High School from 1996 to 2000.
Dawson, a southpaw, made his professional debut after finishing 58-13 as an amateur and winning an under 19 national championship, then finishing for the silver in the world championships on August 18, 2001. He started at middleweight, moving up to super middleweight where he earned victories over notable opponents such as Ian Gardner and Carl Daniels.
At age 24, Chad Dawson won the WBC light heavyweight title against undefeated Pole Tomasz Adamek on February 3, 2007. The judges gave Chad Dawson a unanimous decision victory, with scores of 116-110, 117-109, and 118-108.
In June 2007, Dawson defended the WBC belt for the first time, in a fight with Jesus Ruiz (19-5-0), winning by technical knockout in round six. The fight was broadcast on Showtime as part of a card that featured former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver. On September 29, 2007, Dawson defeated Epifanio Mendoza by fourth round TKO in his second title defense. In April 2008 as his third title defense, Dawson retained the belt by a controversial unanimous decision victory against challenger Glen Johnson. The three judges each had the fight scored 116-112 in favor of the champion Dawson. Again aired on Showtime, for Dawson the card marked the second occasion for which he and Tarver fought in separate bouts on the same card, with Tarver winning each featured bout.
Dawson, who is married and has two sons, still lives and trains in New Haven, Connecticut. He was formerly trained by "Iceman" John Scully, Dan Birmingham and Floyd Mayweather Sr., and is now employing the services of Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
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