Hopkins vs Dawson II result: Chad Dawson wins over Bernard Hopkins via majority decision

By on Apr 29, 2012 in Boxing, United States Comments

Chad Dawson won over Bernard Hopkins on Saturday, April 28, 2012 via majority decision after 12 rounds of boxing, making him the new Ring Magazine and WBC Light Heavyweight champion of the world.

Chad Dawson (left) and Bernard Hopkins, during
their rematch fight in Atlantic City

Image Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images

As featured at HBO Boxing on Saturday night, Chad Dawson defeated Bernard Hopkins, with their rematch held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as one of the three judges scored 114-114, while the other two had the same score of 117-111 in favor of the challenger.

Dawson was noted to have won Rounds 1 and 2, but Hopkins came back in the next two rounds, with Dawson having a cut over the left eye from an accidental head butt during the Round 4 but was said to have won Round 5.

From Round 6 to 10, the 29-year old former WBC and IBF Light Heavyweight champion was seen having the edge over the much older 47-year old boxing champion, with the two boxers start to get tired in Round 9, and Hopkins slipped to the ground.

Back in October 15, 2011, the first Hopkins-Dawson match was held at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, where Chad Dawson won via TKO in Round 2, with Dawson seen lifting Hopkins but Referee Pat Russell did not call it as foul.

Immediately after the match, Hopkins‘ camp made an appeal to protest the judgment until California State Athletic Commission on December 13 officially overturned the referee’s decision, declaring the match as no-contest, making Bernard Hopkins the official winner.

Meanwhile, Dawson has now a record of 31-1, 17 KO, while Hopkins, who became the oldest boxer to ever win a world title when he beat Jean Pascal last May 2011 at the age of 46, has a record of 52-6-2, 32 KO.

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