Chad Dawson won his rematch last night with Antonio Tarver at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, defending his IBF and IBO light heavyweight belts in the process.
Dawson won nearly ever round against Tarver during their initial clash this past October and while he was never in any trouble last night, the rematch victory wasn't as dominant.
Tarver was more aggressive and threw more punches this time out but once again, Dawson at 26 was just two fast for his 40 year old rival and while he wasn't as busy as Tarver, was far more accurate.
At the end of 12 frames, Dawson swept the cards 117-111 twice and 116-112, improving to 28-0 (17). Tarver drops to 27-6 (19).
Heavyweight prospect Bowie Tupou, 18-0 (14), stopped Chris Koval, 24-6 (18), and featherweight Melissa Hernandez, 10-1-2 (3), posted a six round decision over Jeri Sitzes, 14-9-1 (6).