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Huge Crowd Expected For “Once And For All: Hopkins vs. Dawson” At Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City, New Jersey

by on Apr.28, 2012, under Boxing News


(Photo courtesy of HBO) 

April 28, 2012 – Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions and Caesars Atlantic City are pleased to announce that over 7,000 fans will be in the building for the epic battle taking place tonight at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey betweenWBC and Ring Magazine Light-Heavyweight World Champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and former World Champion “Bad” Chad Dawson.

“When you have a future Hall of Famer like Bernard Hopkins and a young hungry lion like Chad Dawson, two fighters who really don’t like each other, going at it, fans know they are going to witness a great night of boxing,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Boardwalk Hall has been ground zero to some of the best fights in boxing history and tonight is going to be no different. You can feel the electricity in the air. Tonight, two warriors are going to leave it all in the ring and when that happens fans are the real winners.”

 Said promoter Gary Shaw, “The build-up for this fight has been amazing thanks to the great marketing strategy put together by HBO, Caesars and both promotional teams. The fact that we’ve sold this many tickets is proof that if you put on a great show, fans will come out. Chad Dawson has said it numerous times that he wants to send Bernard Hopkins into retirement, but we all know that Hopkins will not go out without a fight. Fans know this fight will go down in history as one of the great classics and they don’t want to miss it. The magic of Boardwalk Hall will be present tonight when these two rivals slug it out for light-heavyweight supremacy.”

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 ”Hopkins vs. Dawson: Once And For All,” a 12-round bout for Hopkins’ WBC and Ring Magazine light heavyweight world championships, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Caesars Atlantic City. Also featured will be a 12-round heavyweight battle between Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell and “The Gentleman” Chazz Witherspoon for the vacant NABO heavyweight title. The event will take place at Boardwalk Hall presented by Caesars in Atlantic City, New Jersey and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

 Tickets, priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at

 For more information, visit; follow on Twitter at @goldenboyboxing, @SethMayhem48, @Chazzspoon; or become a fan on Facebook at Golden Boy Boxing Facebook Page. Follow HBO Boxing new, Facebook at and on Twitter @hboboxing. Follow Caesars Atlantic City on Facebook at and on Twitter @CaesarsAC.

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