Better LHW fighter: Chad Dawson or Sergey Kovalev

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  1. cslb

    cslb Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Just as I thought, you are talking out of your rear end as usual. Carry on.
     
  2. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 Your Unfriendly Neighbourhood Writer-Man Full Member

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    This.
     
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  3. cornwall22

    cornwall22 Scott Fitzgerald OBE Full Member

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    Kovalev
    A machine in his prime, a killer in the ring (beat Ward in the first fight just) also picked up belts and defended and became a three-time champion.
     
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  4. Tramell

    Tramell Hypocrites Love to Pray & Be Seen. Mathew 6:5 Full Member

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    The Dawson that beat Adamak could get a decision. A small window for him. Outside of it, Krusher crushes.
     
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  5. greenhornet

    greenhornet Boxing Addict Full Member

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    first fight was the definition of a robbery. even ward thought he lost. people don't look as surprised and happy after winning the lottery as Ward did when they read the decision.
     
  6. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

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    Dawson has the better resume, but Kov has the power to KO Dawson. Dawson should have stayed with Mayweather Sr. as his trainer.
     
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  7. gdm

    gdm Boxing Addict Full Member

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  8. FROST

    FROST Boxing Addict Full Member

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    On their best nights I'm tempted to say Dawson was a little better. Not sure though. Kovalev should hold a win against Andre Ward.

    But Dawson was very hot and cold. Kovalev was way more consistent, so overall I hold Kovalev to be the better fighter.
     
  9. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Its SK. Not even close. PRIME Dawson probably lost to Glen Johnson (first fight) & got his ears boxed off by Pascal.. He looked like guff against Diaconu too.. Most of Dawsons best wins are old fighters.. Kovalev has only ever lost* to world class operators too.. & all 4 losses happened in his 30s also.. Consider that Dawson & Kovalev are nearly the same age too.. yet look what Kovalevs been doing in comparison..
     
  10. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Active Member Full Member

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    I think Dawson would outbox him but get stopped sometime after the 8th round. He didn't like being pressured and Kovalev was sufficiently fleet of foot to catch up to him eventually, though obviously as a boxer he was inferior.
     
  11. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Who did Kovalev ever catch late?
     
  12. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Active Member Full Member

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    Hopkins, and that was in the 12th round. I also think Dawson tended to weaken over a long, grueling fight, as he was in some trouble in Adamek and Johnson I. He'd have to be perfect and I think that's asking too much.
     
  13. Serge

    Serge Gypsies Run Boxing. Deal With It Staff Member

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    No one ever outboxed Kovalev. Not deck-stacking have gloves won't travel/no to neutral judges serial cheat Ward in 2 attempts, not deck-stacking poster boy for corruption in the sport Clenbuterol addict Clenelo, not B-Hop, not Pascal in 2 attempts, not Alvarez in 2 attempts, not Cleverly, not Campillo, not Sillakh etc.

    To quote my boy Dre ''Kovalev did it the hard way'' ie. on the road and in his opponent's backyards where everything is stacked against you and your chances of losing whether via hook or via crook are greatly increased

    Dre quote #2 on Kov

    ''Boy can box his ass off''

    Dawson was an excellent boxer and I always liked him but Kov's combination of boxing ability and absolutely savage power would ultimately prove decisive and he'd win via HL reel stoppage.
     
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  14. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Active Member Full Member

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    Ward most definitely outboxed him.
     
  15. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Get outta my pub you slags!!! Full Member

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    Prime for prime Kovalev stops Dawson around the 9th
     


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