Originally Posted by Arran
No offence but only americans rated Dawson, we could all see he was another american hypejob
I'm from Sheffield.
We now know that Chad was weight drained. But at the time the fight was signed, that was seen as a good competitve fight. You're making it sound as though he won the Super Six, and then only wanted easy fights. That wasn't seen as an easy fight when it was signed.
Chad is lacking in mental strength but he's a good fighter. The only question mark about the fight, was whether the weight would effect him or not. He assured everyone at the time, that it wouldn't be a problem. Obviously it was. But like I say, at the time, Chad was a dangerous opponent. He's a big strong southpaw with good skills.
Chad was more than happy to drop to 168. I don't think a lot of the other guys in the Super Six, would have fought Chad Dawson in their first fight after winning the tournament, had they won it.