Antonio Tarver vs. Chad Dawson (1st meeting)
2008-10-11 : Chad Dawson 174 lbs beat Antonio Tarver 174 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Jay Nady
- Judge: Max DeLuca 118-109
- Judge: Dave Moretti 117-110
- Judge: C.J. Ross 117-110
- International Boxing Federation Light Heavyweight Title (Tarver defending)
- International Boxing Organization Light Heavyweight Title (Tarver defending)
- Weights: 174 lbs (each)
- Aired on: Showtime
- Dawson won this fight by throwing an assortment of punches in bunches, 3, 4, or 5 at a time.
- Tarver knocked down for a flash knockdown midway through the 12th round from a right.