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Dawson vs Tarver II postponed!

Due to a fractured right hand sustained by IBF/IBO light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson in training, his scheduled March 14 title rematch with former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. Dawson is a technically sound fighter with fast hands and nicely exhibited ring generalship. Not only has he remained undefeated, but he's done so while quietly establishing a nice little resume for himself, with wins over Eric Harding, Tomaz Adamek [a win that looks even sweeter now, following Adamek's 2008 IBF cruiserweight title winning conquest of Cunningham], Glencoffe Johnson, and Tarver. Perhaps there is more than meets the eye as to why Joe Calzaghe retired without facing Dawson.

I was definitely looking forward to seeing Dawson on March 14, being that he was making his HBO debut. Showtime is the network on which he previously fought, but I only subscribe to HBO. A rematch with Tarver is totally unnecessary for Dawson being that he beat Tarver so convincingly back in October, but that is a rematch clause for you. The rematch boxing fans really want to see at light heavyweight is between Dawson and Johnson. Dawson is the one who was injured in training, so we will not be seeing a Dawson vs Johnson rematch in the interim. Dawson will need time to recover and Tarver will surely be waiting for him.

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