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Chad Dawson Record

Total Fights43
Title Wins4
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins19
KO Losses3
Chad Dawson Record & Stats
Hartsville, South Carolina, U.S.
Jul 13, 1982
Aug 18, 2001
Title Fights
19 (46.3%)
185 cm
194 cm
Ape Index
9 cm
Last Fight
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Chad Dawson's Record
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      What is Chad Dawson's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 18 years and one month, Chad Dawson fought 43 times with 36 wins, 5 losses, and 2 no-contests.

      Dawson retired from professional boxing with a record of 36-5, which included four light-heavyweight world-title wins and four successful title defense fights. He had a 46.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 19 of his total 43 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. Dawson suffered three knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 8-round unanimous decision victory over Denis Grachev on October 11, 2019.

      Some of Dawson's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Bernard Hopkins, Antonio Tarver, Tomasz Adamek, Glen Johnson, Carl Daniels, and George Blades.

      43Oct 11, 201937Denis GrachevWinUD
      42Jun 29, 201936Quinton RankinWinUD
      41Mar 4, 201734Andrzej FonfaraLossTKO10
      40Apr 16, 201633Cornelius WhiteWinTKO4
      39Dec 8, 201533Shujaa El AminWinUD
      38Oct 4, 201432Tommy KarpencyLossSD
      37Jun 21, 201431George BladesWinKO1
      36Jun 8, 201330Adonis StevensonLoss *TKO1
      35Sep 8, 201230Andre WardLoss *TKO10
      34Apr 28, 201229Bernard HopkinsWin *MD
      33Oct 15, 201129Bernard HopkinsNCTKO2
      32May 21, 201128Adrian DiaconuWinUD
      31Aug 14, 201028Jean PascalLoss *TD
      30Nov 7, 200927Glen JohnsonWinUD
      29May 9, 200926Antonio TarverWin *UD
      28Oct 11, 200826Antonio TarverWin *UD
      27Apr 12, 200825Glen JohnsonWin *UD
      26Sep 29, 200725Epifanio MendozaWin *TKO4
      25Jun 9, 200724Jesus RuizWin *TKO6
      24Feb 3, 200724Tomasz AdamekWin *UD
      23Jun 2, 200623Eric HardingWinUD
      22Mar 4, 200623Jamie HearnWinTKO3
      21Feb 4, 200623Jason NauglerWinUD
      20Nov 18, 200523Ian GardnerWinTKO11
      19Aug 6, 200523Ronald BoddieWinTKO3
      18Apr 1, 200522Efrain GarciaWinRTD4
      17Dec 10, 200422Carl DanielsWinTKO7
      16Oct 29, 200422Darnell WilsonWinUD
      15Mar 27, 200421Aundalen SloanNCUD
      14Oct 31, 200321Dumont WelliverWinRTD8
      13Aug 1, 200321Brett LallyWinTKO4
      12May 2, 200320Earl AllenWinTKO3
      11Mar 21, 200320Willie LeeWinKO3
      10Feb 1, 200320Shannon MillerWinUD
      9Oct 25, 200220John Romans WilliamWinTKO4
      8Aug 3, 200220Faustino GonzalezWinUD
      7May 18, 200219Gary GrantWinTKO1
      6Apr 27, 200219Chad SawyerWinUD
      5Mar 1, 200219Martin DesjardinsWinUD
      4Feb 16, 200219Jerald LoweWinTKO1
      3Dec 13, 200119James OrsoWinKO1
      2Sep 21, 200119Antonio BakerWinKO1
      1Aug 18, 200119Steve GarrettWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Chad Dawson (Bad) is a 41-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Hartsville, South Carolina, U.S. on July 13, 1982. He is a former light-heavyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 18 years — from 2001 to 2019.

      Dawson made his professional boxing debut against Steve Garrett at the age of 19 on August 18, 2001, defeating Garrett via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 13 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 9 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on February 3, 2007 after 23 professional fights, against Tomasz Adamek for the light-heavyweight WBC title. He defeated Adamek via 12 round unanimous decision to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

      Dawson has won four world titles at light-heavyweight. For all the details about Dawson's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Dawson had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Denis Grachev on October 11, 2019. Dawson won the fight via 8 round unanimous decision. It's been 4 years, 4 months, and 21 days since this fight.


      Dawson had a total of 10 world-title fights, which includes winning four world titles and four successful title defenses. He won seven of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Chad Dawson fought for light-heavyweight world titles in five fights and won three of these fights. In total, he won four light-heavyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Apr 28, 2012Bernard HopkinsLight-heavyweightWBC, The RingMD
      Oct 11, 2008Antonio TarverLight-heavyweightIBFUD
      Feb 3, 2007Tomasz AdamekLight-heavyweightWBCUD

      Title Defenses

      Chad Dawson had five light-heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won four of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      May 9, 2009Antonio TarverLight-heavyweightIBFUD
      Apr 12, 2008Glen JohnsonLight-heavyweightWBCUD
      Sep 29, 2007Epifanio MendozaLight-heavyweightWBCTKO
      Jun 9, 2007Jesus RuizLight-heavyweightWBCTKO

      Title Losses

      Chad Dawson lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 8, 2013Adonis StevensonLight-heavyweightWBC, The RingTKO


      Dawson fought a total of 43 times during his professional career, which includes 10 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These six fights are the highlight of his career.

      • February 3, 2007: Dawson wins his first world title by defeating Tomasz Adamek via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBC light-heavyweight world champion.

      • April 12, 2008: Dawson successfully defends the WBC light-heavyweight title against Glen Johnson, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • October 11, 2008: Dawson wins the IBF light-heavyweight title from Antonio Tarver, by beating Tarver via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 9, 2009: Dawson successfully defends the IBF light-heavyweight title against Antonio Tarver, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • November 7, 2009: Chad Dawson beats Glen Johnson via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • April 28, 2012: Dawson wins the WBC and The Ring light-heavyweight titles from Bernard Hopkins, by beating Hopkins via 12 round majority decision.


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