Chad Dawson vs. Antonio Tarver (2nd meeting)
2009-05-09 : Chad Dawson 175 lbs beat Antonio Tarver 175 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Robert Byrd
- Judge: Duane Ford 117-111
- Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 117-111
- Judge: Alan Davis 116-112
- International Boxing Federation Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Dawson)
- International Boxing Organization Light Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Dawson)
- Aired On: HBO World Championship Boxing (Main Event)
- Chad Dawson 27-0 (17 KOs) vs. Antonio Tarver 27-5 (19 KOs)
- Dawson came in ranked as the # 2 light heavyweight in the world by The Ring Magazine. Tarver, a 5-1 underdog, was ranked # 4 by the same publication.
- The bout, originally scheduled for March 14th, was postponed due a hand injury suffered by Dawson.
- HBO reportedly paid $3.2 million for the television rights to the fight.