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'''Trainers:''' [[Dan Birmingham]], [[Floyd Mayweather]], [[Eddie Mustafa Muhammad]] ( - 2010), [[Emanuel Steward]] (2011), [[John Scully]] (2011 - )<br>
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==Biography==
 
'''Chad Dawson''' was born to Wanda and [[Rick Dawson]] in Hartsville, South Carolina in 1982.  He has 4 brothers and 2 sisters. When Chad was 7 years old, his father, a former boxer, moved the family to New Haven, Connecticut. He turned professional in 2001, after being the 2000 United States National Under-19 Amateur Champion at 165 pounds while compiling a 67-13 amateur record.
 
'''Chad Dawson''' was born to Wanda and [[Rick Dawson]] in Hartsville, South Carolina in 1982.  He has 4 brothers and 2 sisters. When Chad was 7 years old, his father, a former boxer, moved the family to New Haven, Connecticut. He turned professional in 2001, after being the 2000 United States National Under-19 Amateur Champion at 165 pounds while compiling a 67-13 amateur record.
  
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Dawson still resides in New Haven, Connecticut and has a son, Prince Chadwick.
 
Dawson still resides in New Haven, Connecticut and has a son, Prince Chadwick.
 
Other amateur details: Runner-up 1998 US Junior Olympics at 139lbs. Semi-finalist 1999 US Under-19 Championships at 156lbs. Won a bronze medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships at 165lbs.
 
  
 
His brother [[Ricky Dawson]] is also a boxer.
 
His brother [[Ricky Dawson]] is also a boxer.
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==Amateur Highlights==
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*Amateur Record: 67-13
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*'''1998''' Silver medalist at the U.S. Junior Olympics (15-16 year olds) at 139 lbs.
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*'''1999''' Bronze medalist at the U.S. Under-19 Championships at 156 lbs.
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**Defeated [[Jesse Orta]] PTS (8-3)
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**Lost to [[Rudy Cisneros]] DQ 4
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*'''2000''' Gold medalist at the U.S. Under-19 Championships at 165 lbs.
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**Defeated [[Jared Hidalgo]] RSCO 3
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*'''2000''' Bronze medalist at the World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary at 165 lbs.
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**Defeated [[Beibut Shumenov]] (Kazakhstan) RSC 3
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**Defeated [[Mohamed Akli Amari]] (Algeria) Walk Over
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**Lost to [[Sullivan Barrera]] (Cuba) PTS (11-21)
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==Titles Held==
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*'''[[The Ring Magazine]] Light Heavyweight Title''' (2012-present)
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*'''[[International Boxing Federation]] Light Heavyweight Title''' (2008-09)
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*[[IBO]] Light Heavyweight Title (2008-10)
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*'''[[World Boxing Council]] Light Heavyweight Title''' (2007-2008, 2012-present)
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*[[NABF]] Light Heavyweight Title (2006)
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*[[NABO]] Super Middleweight Title (2005-06)
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*[[WBC]] Youth World Middleweight Title (2003-05)
  
 
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Revision as of 13:07, 9 June 2013

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Name: Chad Dawson
Alias: Bad
Born: 1982-07-13 (Age:32)
Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina, USA
Hometown: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 6′ 1″   /   185cm
Reach: 76½″   /   194cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Dan Birmingham, Floyd Mayweather, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (-2010, 2013-), Emanuel Steward (2011), John Scully (2011-2012)

Biography

Chad Dawson was born to Wanda and Rick Dawson in Hartsville, South Carolina in 1982. He has 4 brothers and 2 sisters. When Chad was 7 years old, his father, a former boxer, moved the family to New Haven, Connecticut. He turned professional in 2001, after being the 2000 United States National Under-19 Amateur Champion at 165 pounds while compiling a 67-13 amateur record.

In his professional debut, Dawson knocked out Steve Garrett at 1:46 of the second round on August 18, 2001. Coming up as a prospect he earned victories over notable opponents such as Ian Gardner and Carl Daniels.

On June 2nd, 2006 in his bout with Eric Harding (23-3-1), Dawson scored a unanimous decision victory becoming the new NABF Light Heavyweight Champion. After suffering a flash knockdown in the opening seconds of the first round, Dawson dominated the fight and came away with a decision by scores of 117-110, 116-111, and 117-110. On February 3, 2007, Dawson faced Tomasz Adamek (31-0-0) for the WBC Light Heavyweight Championship, Dawson would win by unanimous decision, with scores of 116-110, 117-109, and 118-108. Dawson has since defended his title successfully against Jesus Ruiz and Epifanio Mendoza, by 4 and 6 round TKOs, respectively.

Dawson still resides in New Haven, Connecticut and has a son, Prince Chadwick.

His brother Ricky Dawson is also a boxer.

Amateur Highlights

  • Amateur Record: 67-13
  • 1998 Silver medalist at the U.S. Junior Olympics (15-16 year olds) at 139 lbs.
  • 1999 Bronze medalist at the U.S. Under-19 Championships at 156 lbs.
  • 2000 Gold medalist at the U.S. Under-19 Championships at 165 lbs.
  • 2000 Bronze medalist at the World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary at 165 lbs.

Titles Held


Preceded by:
Tomasz Adamek
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
2007 Feb 3 – 2008 Jul 11
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Adrian Diaconu
Preceded by:
Antonio Tarver
IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
2008 Oct 11 – 2009 May 27
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Tavoris Cloud
Preceded by:
Bernard Hopkins
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
2012 Apr 28 – 2013 Jun 8
Succeeded by:
Adonis Stevenson