Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Hopkins vs Dawson?
Chad Dawson beat Bernard Hopkins by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 28th April 2012 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
The scorecards were announced as 111-117, 114-114, 111-117 in favor of winner Chad Dawson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was for the WBC light heavyweight championship of the world.
Hopkins vs Dawson stats
Bernard Hopkins stepped into the ring with a record of 52 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, 32 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chad Dawson made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hopkins had a slight advantage in power over Dawson, with a 62% knock out percentage over Dawson's 57%.
Bernard Hopkins was the older man by 18 years, at 58 years old.
Dawson had 1-inch reach advantage.
Bernard Hopkins fought out of the orthodox stance, while Chad Dawson was a southpaw.
Hopkins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 28 more fights, and made his debut in 1988, 12 years and 10 months earlier than Dawson, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 233 more professional rounds, 514 to Dawson's 281.
What were the odds on Hopkins vs Dawson?
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