No Decision Ruled on Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (Dec 14, 2011) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © German Villasenor)
Chad Dawson (Left) - Bernard Hopkins (Right)
Earlier yestyerday the California State Athletic Commission over-turned the bout between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson from a ’TKO2’ loss for Hopkins into a ’no decision’. Meaning that the loss is erased from Hopkins’ record. To me, it was an easy call. While many out there may have grown tired of Hopkins, the bottom line is that you are not allowed to catapult someone onto the canvas the way Dawson did to him.

But now the question is, where do these guys go from here? ( And please don’t suggest a rematch, once was enough and there is zero public interest). Hopkins is making noise bout Lucian Bute and don’t forget, he does have a deal with HBO. As for Dawson, well, I have no clue. He’s not the most exciting fighter( in or out of the ring) and he certainly isn’t a draw by any means. Say what you want about the alphabet titles, but guys like Dawson absolutely need them to entice other fighters to step into the ring with them.

- Word is that Paul Williams’ return may be pushed back from Jan. 21st to Feb. 18th on Showtime, as they may want more time prepare. Uh, yeah, but wasn’t his last fight in July? They need more time?!?!

Yeah, fighters today..... .

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Don’t forget to check out our new Maxboxing/YouTube videos, courtesy of our outstanding videographer Brian Harty and on-air ace Radio Rahim. The videos feature... Bernard Hopkins on Chad Dawson (, Dawson on Hopkins ( and the press conference touting their upcoming fight on October 15 (

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