Saturday June 8, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Chad Dawson vs. Adonis Stevenson, live on HBO. HBO Boxing After Dark: Dawson vs. Stevenson airs this Saturday, June 8 live on HBO with a fight time of 10:00 p.m. ET. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion, right here.
This fight is the epitome of a clash of styles. On one side of the ring, you have Chad Dawson, the reigning #1 in the 175 pound Light Heavyweight division. Dawson is a technician who will look to slow down the fight and implement his counter-punching game. He's also a much reviled fighter as that game has not won him many fans. Dawson comes into this fight on a bad streak. He's coming off the embarrassing loss to Andre Ward - a loss Dawson's camp is chalking up to a bad decision to drop down in weight. That may be the case, but it still resulted in a beating. Prior to that, he had the pair of awkward and all around bad fights with Bernard Hopkins. Coming off a loss, Dawson clearly needs a win, but if he has any hope of increasing his position with fans, he needs an exciting win too.
Challenger Adonis Stevenson stands in sharp contrast to Dawson. Unlike the slowly technical Dawson, Stevenson is a powerful KO fighter - you have to go all the way back to 2007 for the last time a Stevenson fight went the distance. He's moving up in weight here, perhaps a sign that he sees Dawson as an easier #1 to topple than Andre Ward, the top dog in Stevenson's normal home of 168 pounds. The other big difference here is that Stevenson is not tested. He's looked impressive in his wins, but he also has not faced a fighter even close to the level of Chad Dawson.
So it's Dawson looking to use his technique to get back on track vs. Stevenson looking to power his way to the big upset. See who gets his way Saturday night.
Also on the HBO card will be the exciting and at times frustrating Yuriorkis Gamboa. The highly talented Gamboa takes on Darleys Perez in a fight that is Gamboa's to lose, and honestly, somewhat of a waste of his time.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for HBO Boxing After Dark Dawson vs. Stevenson results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday June 8.
DAWSON VS. STEVENSON RESULTS:
Adonis Stevenson defeats Chad Dawson by KO round 1 1:16
Yuriorkis Gamboa defeats Darleys Perez by unanimous decision (116-111 x 2, 115-112)