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Chad Dawson vs. Glen Johnson (2nd meeting)

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2009-11-07 : Chad Dawson 175 lbs beat Glen Johnson 173½ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

In a fight which did not appear to be as close as the scoring indicated, Boxrec # 1 rated light heavyweight Chad Dawson went to 29-0, 17 kos, with a unanimous decision over challenger Glen Johnson. Both fighters appeared in excellent condition, and Johnson, who came forward the whole night, seemed eager to take the fight to Dawson from the opening bell. But it was not to be. Southpaw Dawson counterpunched cleverly with a jab here, a power punch here, and a hook / uppercut there the entire bout while moving side-to-side. Dawson landed far more often than Johnson did, and Johnson, who lacked a game plan, didn't find the going much different in his second bout with Dawson than he did in his first. Still, by the scoring, if one more point had turned for Johnson and away from Dawson in any round, the bout would have been a draw. Dawson fought the entire bout on the outside, frustrating Johnson, landing left jabs, straight lefts, left hooks and later right hooks to the body, with a good mix of blows while not leaving Johnson a target to counterpunch. Johnson appeared to get the best of Dawson in the sixth and the eleventh, but the rest of the bout look like a jab clinic. Dawson's trainer, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, told him to stick with the jab throughout.

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