Hopkins-Dawson Breakdown. Everything But The Fire.
Tomorrow night Bernard Hopkins defends his WBC light heavyweight title against a fighter that has the tools but the killer drive to be what he should be in a fighter. Dawson has the speed, athleticism, structure, and style to be a terror in the light heavyweight division. He has it all but that gritty fighter mentality.
With that I think Bernard will use his slick guile to offset Dawson’s physical gifts. Mentally Hopkins is far superior. Understanding boxing Hopkins is far superior. Yes Hopkins is far older but the dude knows how to get it done. Dawson hasn’t wowed anyone for some time. He just doesn’t seem to be as good as many feel he can be and should be. That is a problem in a fight against an old master like Bernard. That leaves windows open for Bernard to do his thing by out witting and out thinking Dawson.
I think Bernard will exploit Chad’s limited desire out win a boring but effective fight by his stellar ring general ship and timing. Chad has been talking a lot but as is known, actions speak louder than words and Chad’s recent actions in fights make you believe he should be speaking as a mime.
Enjoy this fight which will be hard to watch and enjoy at plenty of times.