Hey, Dawson has the pin-hat guy in his corner! He must have hand problems -- considering his all-star clientele, whatshisname's services presumably don't come cheap.
Dawson never took his eyes off Johnson during the referee's instruction rundown.
Man, Johnson moves like a fighter half his age. It's not effective, but it looks nice.
Dawson has an ad for "Condom Depot" on the ass of his trunks. Really? No one in his entourage floated the idea that's not a message a macho young black guy may want to send out to the world?
Nice flurry near the end. Dawson's looking better in this fight. Well, more that Johnson looks like he triple in age during the first round break.
It seems that Dawson's trying to steal rounds [well, more like make sure rounds are definitely his] by pulling a Sugar Ray Leonard and flurry the crap out of Johnson at the 10-second warning, no matter if anything lands.
Good grief, Johnson just threw two identical jabs that didn't come close to touching Dawson. The first one didn't land, why would the second?
During the break: I see Glen Johnson or his corner quitting after Round Seven. Even his trainer agrees that he hasn't taken any of the rounds.
Well, it's woken the old man up a bit, so hurray.
Well, if Dawson succumbs to the Siren Song in his head that compels him to hop on his bicycle and backpedal after doing just enough work that he kinda sorta should win a round, this may be a longer night than I foresaw in R5.
I like that Lamphley and Kellerman mentioned that Dawson has talked about dropping down to super-middleweight because there are a number of big fights to be had there. Awwwwwwwkward.
Johnson looks old, even for an old boxer. But once again, Dawson is taking his test as a pass/fail. It's nice that he's not a careerist quitter like so many of his generation, but I don't see ever getting excited about a fighter who strives for good-enough-to-win.
The only time Dawson throws anything of substance is when Johnson has lumbered close enough to be hit and thrown a punch slow enough for Dawson to safely multi-counter him.
Lamphley and Kellerman are trying to make a case that Dawson's the best fighter in the LW division. I would prefer that they cite him as the least-bad boxer there. Good grief, they've spent the entire round trying to sell Dawson as The Man. The crowd disagrees, guys. Holy shit, do they disagree.
Johnson should have retired four rounds ago. He's not getting beat up, of course, but what a drag. At least there were a few flashes of an exciting boxing match that could have been. That both men spent the last ten seconds of the fight weaving and feinting at each other [?!??] is probably a good metaphor for the light heavyweights.
Dawson, duh. It's funny how Johnson always expects to win on the cards every time. Thirteenth time's the charm?
Let's all hold hands and pray that Dawson never ever signs another contract for a fight that includes a rematch clause.