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Old 09-26-2007, 02:54 AM   #1
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Default Choc was guna fight Epifanio Mendoza (28-4-1, 24 KOs)

If his eye hadnt gotten his eye infected that was his next fight..

Interestingly, Mendoza was preparing for a different title shot (against WBA Super Middleweight Champion Anthony Mundine) just weeks prior to receiving the call to fight Dawson.
To help prepare for the Mundine fight, Mendoza sparred against fellow countrymen Alejandro Berrio, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) 168-pound world titleholder.
“Mundine suffered an eye injury and that fight was scrapped,” Mendoza said. “Then, I got the call for this fight on Monday, Sept. 17, and I couldn’t turn it down. Sometimes in boxing, fights have a weird way of working themselves out. I’ll be ready and hungry to fight on Sept. 29.”




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Old 09-26-2007, 03:21 AM   #2
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Mundine would have beaten Mendoza easily.
As will Chad Dawson this sunday.
Mendoza is a fringe contender at best.
Tho he can bang i will give him that.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:00 AM   #3
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I heard this ages ago but it meant nothing because it obviously was never going to happen.

Mendoza is a half decent middlweight, fringe contender at best. At lightheavy he is waaaay out of his element, another easy win for Dawson.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:09 AM   #4
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What ever happened to the Mundine/Thierry Karl fight in Woolongong?
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:21 AM   #5
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What ever happened to the Mundine/Thierry Karl fight in Woolongong?


Its still on the cards for 08.

Expect f i g h t n e w s to break the story soon.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:46 AM   #6
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better than the guys mundine has been fighting recently
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:49 AM   #7
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.... of course he was
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:56 AM   #8
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Im not sold on Dawson yet, I will agree he is a good fighter.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:36 PM   #9
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Im not sold on Dawson yet, I will agree he is a good fighter.
Dawson is the truth. He will dominate the division for years to come, provided he doesn't have trouble with weight as he gets older.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:59 PM   #10
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Dawson is the truth. He will dominate the division for years to come, provided he doesn't have trouble with weight as he gets older.
yep - i was so impressed the way he took out Adamek. His south paw stance, long reach and awesome combinations will see him be a huge force in the LHW division. Does his style remind anyone else of Paul Williams?
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:20 PM   #11
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Dawson is the truth. He will dominate the division for years to come, provided he doesn't have trouble with weight as he gets older.
I read a story yesterday saying Dawson wants to drop down to the SMW class, i guess he is young (24) so he could do it IMO.

He would be a great test for some of the champs at SMW.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:28 PM   #12
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yep - i was so impressed the way he took out Adamek. His south paw stance, long reach and awesome combinations will see him be a huge force in the LHW division. Does his style remind anyone else of Paul Williams?
Maybe some minor similarities. Williams is a volume puncher though. Dawson is more of an accurate counter puncher, whose best shots are actually his rips to the body. Williams throws his punches fairly orthadox, where as Dawson throws from unconventional angles, and is better at putting his combinations together. IceJohnScully who worked with Dawson, said on the general forum that Dawson reminds him most of a young RJJ. I would have to agree, although I don't believe he is quite that good. The way he fights so naturally in the ring, and both defensively and offensively does things a lot of other fighters simply cannot do. Watched his last fight against Ruiz and he looked good in the also. Actually fought a little bit more conventional in this fight.
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I read a story yesterday saying Dawson wants to drop down to the SMW class, i guess he is young (24) so he could do it IMO.

He would be a great test for some of the champs at SMW.
Dawson would beat both Calzaghe and Kessler provided he could handle the weight. Guys like Dawson are just too hard to adapt too. Its why when people fought Roy, they threw half as many punches as they would in a normal fight (compubox stat). Because they couldn't figure out how to be effective without getting tagged. Same reason Adamek seemingly "freezed" up in his fight with Dawson. Nothing to do with heart. Just technically out gunned.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:37 PM   #14
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Only thing i see wrong with Dawson, could be his chin, maybe a little weak, but his defence is great and that should compensate for it.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:43 PM   #15
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Only thing i see wrong with Dawson, could be his chin, maybe a little weak, but his defence is great and that should compensate for it.
he went down once against Adamek but didnt look to be hurt - jumped up pretty quickly
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