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Tarver vs. Dawson

  • Unanimous Champ

    By By Christine Killimayer · Oct. 12, 2008 · 5:00 AM

    Unanimous Champ

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    Chad Dawson beat Antonio Tarver in a unanimous decision Saturday night to claim the IBF/IBO light heavyweight world championship.

  • Tarver vs. Dawson

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    IBF light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver puts his title on the line against former WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson Saturday night in the Pearl Theater at the Palms.

  • Put Up or Shut Up

    By Andy Samuelson · Oct. 11, 2008 · 2:00 AM

    The past two weeks Antonio Tarver and Chad Dawson have talked, talked, and talked some more. But tonight inside the Pearl theatre at the Palms, only one man will win the war of words.

  • Aged underdog leads in word war

    By Jeff Haney · Oct. 10, 2008 · 2:00 AM

    The story line of the fight frames it as a clash between an unbeaten up-and-comer in Dawson and an established yet aging world champ in Tarver.

  • Antonio Tarver vs. Chad Dawson

    By Ryan McAfee · Oct. 10, 2008 · 1:54 AM

    Antonio Tarver vs. Chad Dawson

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    Antonio Tarver and Chad Dawson continue their war of words at a prefight press conference prior to their light heavyweight title fight set for Saturday, October 11th at the Palms.

  • Dawson ready for Tarver, title

    By Andy Samuelson · Oct. 2, 2008 · 2:00 AM

    A day after Dawson and Tarver exchanged fiery responses in a national media teleconference, the 26-year-old Dawson again pointed out that he will prove to the world that he, not Tarver, is the sport’s best light heavyweight.

  • Tarver ready to back up talk

    By Andy Samuelson · Oct. 8, 2008 · 2:00 AM

    The trash talk might have been cleaner than on last week’s national teleconference, but Tarver’s message that Dawson does not measure up remained crystal clear.

  • All-In: Boxing

    By Alex Adeyanju · Oct. 9, 2008 · 5:30 PM

    All-In: Boxing (Tarver-Dawson)

    All-In host Alex Adeyanju and boxing writer Andy Samuelson break down Saturday's Antonio Tarver-Chad Dawson light heavyweight title fight.

  • Tarver trying to put Balboa fight behind him

    By Ron Kantowski · Oct. 9, 2008 · 3:56 PM

    Tarver was known as Mason "The Line" Dixon in 2006, and despite being a heavy favorite against 50-something Rocky Balboa in the movie of the same name, Tarver was lucky to pull out a split decision.

  • Prefight, rhetorical punches fly

    By Jeff Haney · Oct. 4, 2008 · 2:00 AM

    Dawson’s calm and cool demeanor at the gym stood in stark contrast to the fireworks on a contentious conference call featuring both fighters and promoter Gary Shaw earlier in the week.

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