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Samuel Peter Had a Bad Day; Klitschko and Dawson Win Big

Vitali Klitschko made his return to the ring after a retirement that lasted nearly four years, all the while looking like he'd never left the gym. The man who retired with the WBC heavyweight title showed his age in the form of some gray hairs and a slightly softer torso, but his precision in the ring was perfect in an eight-round ass kicking of Samuel Peter in Germany. Later in the night Chad Dawson took center stage in Las Vegas with another statement win, this time in dominating fashion against the IBO and IBF light heavyweight champ, Antonio "Mason Dixon" Tarver. Klitschcko completely dismantled Peter, whose only previously loss came at the hands of one Wladimir Klitschko, to the point that the Nigerian Nightmare was forced to quit on his stool. Frankly Peter came out looking as if he'd been dosed with lithium earlier in the evening, and Klitschko was able to land anything and everything at will, with very little coming back at him. The win makes Vitali and Wladimir the first pair of brothers to hold heavyweight titles simultaneously. Of course this totally fucks up the heavyweight division (further) because the two brothers will never fight each other. So much for unifying that mostly worthless division.


• I was completely sold on Chad Dawson after watching his brutal victory over Glen Johnson, and now he's surely secured himself a lot more fans. Because hey, who doesn't love a guy who kicks Antonio Tarver's ass? Dawson, who boxes in the southpaw stance despite being right-hand dominant, showed off the rare combination of speed, power, and creativity in his hands to win the 12 round unanimous decision. Floyd Mayweather Jr. insists that Dawson is the best fighter in the world, and while I'm not quite ready to go there, he could very well become the most avoided fighter in the world after his last few performances. Seriously, nobody with something to lose is going to want any piece of him. Say for example, the winner of Calzaghe-Jones. Hey, Kelly Pavlik might have more balls than brains. Let's ask him! Original images via Yahoo! Sports

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