July 4, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Chad Dawson successfully defended his IBF and
IBO light heavyweight titles Saturday night, unanimously outpointing Antonio Tarver in a rematch of their October fight.
The undefeated Dawson, who looked lackadaisical at times in fighting off several impressive combinations from Tarver, had winning scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 117-111 from the three judges.
Unlike their bout last fall, when the fast-handed southpaw Tarver dominated in a 118-109, 117-110 and 117-110 victory, Saturday's fight at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino produced plenty of back-and-forth action from start to finish.
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