Chad Dawson Boxing Workout Picture

chad dawson07.06.07 - Photo: TOM CASINO/SHOWTIME - Two days before his first WBC title defense Saturday on SHOWTIME, unbeaten light heavyweight boxing champion "Awesome" Chad Dawson held a spirited 90-minute open media workout with trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. on Thursday in Hartford, Conn.

Dawson (23-0, 1 NC, 15 KOs), of New Haven, Conn., will risk his belt against hard-hitting Jesus “Chuy’’ Ruiz (19-4, 17 KOs), of Long Beach, Calif., by way of Guadalajara, Mexico, in the co-featured bout on Saturday, June 9 on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

In the other SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-featured attraction at The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, former undisputed 175-pound world champion Antonio “Magic Man’’ Tarver (24-4, 18 KOs), of Tampa, Fla., will battle New York-based Elvir “The Kosovo Kid” Muriqi (34-3, 21 KOs) for the world IBO light heavyweight crown

Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $100, $200 and $500, are on sale at TicketMaster outlets, online at and at The Connecticut Convention Center (860) 249-6000. The event is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, in association with Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and AT Entertainment.

Article posted on 08.06.2007

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