Sunday, 29 April 2012

Bad Chad Beats Bernard In Bad Fight

Bernard Hopkins vs Chad Dawson - WBC Light Heavyweight Title


Styles make fights is the old saying in boxing where 2 fighters boxing styles can either give the fans a great fight OR like Saturday night in Atlantic City NJ a poor one. Even before their 1st fight writers and fans alike didn't think these 2 fighter styles would mix well , well 50,000 PPV buys on HBO tell its own story. Hopkins and Dawson's 2nd fight although intriguing never really took off . Between them they only landed 257 punches in the whole fight.

The 1st round set the agenda for the rest of the fight where both guys were more interested in NOT getting hit , I found it very had to split them on this round as very few punches landed. The 2nd , 3rd , 4th kinda went the same way although at this point Hopkins was holding his own at this slow pace with the younger Dawson.

John Scully, Dawson's trainer i think changed the fight for the challenger in the 5th as he told Bad Chad how Calzaghe was able to beat Hopkins...By throwing alot more punches and making Bernard fight at a pace he didn't like. Although cut from an accidental head clash Dawson did up his work rate and began to stalk the 47 year old Hopkins. Most writers and fans i think agree that it was the middle rounds where Dawson was able to pull away on the scorecards because of work rate and ring generalship. Some rounds were still difficult to score but when a guy is being pushed back and landing less punches i think its hard to to give him the round.

Hopkins was having the odd success although how hes even competing at this level is a mystery , i gave Hopkins the 11th as he turned the tables a bit on Dawson by forcing him back in the early part of the round. At no point in the fight though was either fighter hurt or in any danger of being stopped. Dawson though was cut above both eyes but again was never in danger of losing the fight due to injury. The last round was another hard one to score , so little was being landed and both at this time were taking turns at trying to pot shot each other. I scored it for Dawson as again i just felt that his work was just a little cleaner.

Below is my scorecard along with the press and many many scores i collected from the fans on the boxing forums. This by far is the most scores Ive been able to collect - well over 130.

Fightscorecollectors Scorecard

Round 1.... 10-10 Draw
Round 2.... 10-9 Hopkins
Round 3.... 9-10 Dawson
Round 4.... 10-9 Hopkins
Round 5.... 9-10 Dawson
Round 6.... 9-10 Dawson
Round 7.... 9-10 Dawson
Round 8.... 9-10 Dawson
Round 9.... 9-10 Dawson
Round 10.. 9-10 Dawson
Round 11.. 10-9 Hopkins
Round 12.. 9-10 Dawson

TOTAL: 117-112 Dawson

Judges Scores: Dick Flaherty   117-111 Dawson
                        Steve Weisfeld 117-111 Dawson
                        Jose Rivera     114-114 Draw

CHAD DAWSON WINS BY MAJORITY DECISION



Boxing Press and Fans Scores

Fightnews.com - 115-113 Dawson

ESPN.com - 118-110 Dawson

Ring TV.com - 118-110 Dawson

Kevin Iole (Yahoo.com) - 117-111 Dawson

HBO.com - 117-111 Dawson

Michael Rosenthal (RingTV.com) - 118-110 Dawson

Dan Rafeal (ESPN) - 118-110 Dawson

Secondsout.com - 118-110 Dawson

Steve Kim (Maxboxing) - 117-111 Dawson

Steve Lillis (Boxnation TV) - 119-109 Dawson

Gabriel Montoya (Maxboxing) - 118-110 Dawson

Nigel Collins (Espn ) - 115-113 Dawson

Steve Bunce (Boxnation TV) - 117-111 Dawson

John Chavez (BoxingTruthRadio) - 116-112 Dawson

Kieran Mulvaney (ESPN) - 115-113 Dawson

Harold Lederman (HBO) - 117-111 Dawson

No Holds Barred.com - 118-110 Dawson

JakeNDAbox (boxingscene) - 117-111 Dawson

Saddo Boxing Fans - (all for Dawson) 115-113 x2 , 117-111 , 116-113 , 116-112 , *115-113 B-hop*

BoxingAsylum Fans - (all for Dawson) 116-112 x2 , 115-113 x2 , 119-109 , 117-113 , 118-111
                                                        116-113 , 118-110 , 117-111

Livefight Fans - 118-110 Dawson

Fighthype Fans - (all for Dawson) - 117-111 x2 , 118-112

Doghouseboxing Fans - (all for Dawson) 115-113 , 117-111 , 116-112 , 117-112 , *114-114 Draw*

Fightjudge Fans - (all for Dawson) - 115-113 x3 , 116-112 x3 , 115-114 x2 , 118-110 x2 , 116-113
                                                   119-112 , *114-114 x2 Draw*

Ringnews24 Fans - (all for Dawson) 116-113 , 116-114 , 117-111 , *116-116 Draw*

Boxrec Fans - (all for Dawson) 116-113 x3 , 117-111 x3 , 120-108 , 116-113 , 115-113 , *114-114*

Eastsideboxing Fans UK - (all for Dawson) 118-110 x2 , 118-111 , 117-111 , 116-112 , *114-114x2*

Eastsideboxing fans GEN - (all for Dawson) 118-110 x6 , 117-111 x7 , 116-112 x5 , 119-109 x4
                                                         116-113 , 115-113 , 120-108 , 119-110
                                           (all for Hopkins)*116-112 , 116-114 , 115-113*

Boxingscene fans - (all for Dawson) 117-111 x7, 116-112 x6 , 118-110 x5 , 119-109 x2 , 115-113x2
                                                    120-108 , 118-111 , 115-114 , 116-114 *114-114 Draw x2*
                            (all for Hopkins)*115-113 x2*

TOTAL SCORES FROM THE PRESS AND FANS....121 Dawson , 6 Hopkins , 9 Draw





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