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Seven Pounds

by on Oct.22, 2012, under Boxing News

Was the losing of seven critical pounds the primary mover for Dawson’s loss versus Ward?

By Hector Rodriguez
hrodbb26@yahoo.com

Ostensibly hindered by being weight drained, Dawson succumbs to the blows of

Ostensibly hindered by being weight drained, Dawson succumbs to the blows of Ward (photo by Brett Ostrowski)

Seven pounds, the amount of weight many newborns tip the scales at, human beings so minute that caution is at the forefront of the parents’ agendas. Seven pounds, the heaviness worth $2.31 after homeless people sell steel to recyclers, a sum so insignificant that one would be hard-pressed to lose sleep over its very loss. Seven pounds, the difference between two talented weight divisions, an advantage (or disadvantage) so scientific that its very substance enamors boxing purists.

This seemingly irrelevant measure is the price light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson had to pay in order to do something that his boxing predecessors were innately born with: a desire to fight the best even after attaining the highest possible status. (continue reading…)

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