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Dawson - Gardner: Weigh In Pics & Final ShoBox Quotes

17.11.05 - photos: Tom Casino / Showtime: Boxers (left-to-right) Chad Dawson and Ian Gardner pose after Thursday's weigh-in from New Haven Athletic Center in New Haven, Conn., 11/17/05. In an excellent doubleheader tomorrow/Friday, November, 18th, 2005, on "ShoBox: The New Generation" on SHOWTIME (11 p.m., ET/PT, delayed on west coast) Dawson opposes Gardner in a 12-round super middleweight bout and Flores takes on Jimenez in an eight-round junior lightweight match. Weights: Dawson: 166 1/4, Gardner: 163

“Bad” Chad Dawson (18-0, 13 KOs): “Heading into it, I thought (former World Boxing Association light middleweight champion) Carl Daniels was the toughest fight in my career, but when we got in the ring, I out-boxed him and cruised to an easy victory. I am treating this fight (with Gardner) as if it was my toughest because on paper, it is. But, once we get in the ring and get going, I do not think it is going to be that tough. I am a better boxer than he is. I have to go after him and use my jab.”

“I made 168 (pounds) last night, and I had a little bit to eat, so I had to lose two pounds today in the sauna. I feel more comfortable at 168. When I was fighting at 160, it was tough for me. I had to kill myself to make 160. At 168, I feel very strong, and I do not feel faint like I used to. Tonight, I am going to eat some pasta, oatmeal and potatoes. I have to get my fuel back. Tomorrow, I am going to have a big breakfast, a decent sized lunch, and, then, I will be ready to go.”

Ian “The Truth” Gardner (19-2, seven KOs)

“My match up with Dawson is not the toughest fight I have been in. I have been challenged more and in better competitions, such as a four-rounder with Gil Reyes where he gave me four stitches over my left eye and I broke his jaw. I want Dawson to come straight for me like he says. He has never fought anyone like me before. He is underestimating my abilities as a fighter. I will overwhelm Dawson with my movements and blind him with my punches. Dawson is no threat to me. I have seen his past fights and I am in a different class than he is.”

Boxers (left-to-right) Daniel Jimenez and Benjamin Flores pose after Thursday's weigh-in from New Haven Athletic Center in New Haven, Conn., 11/17/05. In an excellent doubleheader tomorrow/Friday November, 18th, 2005 on "ShoBox: The New Generation" on SHOWTIME (11 p.m., ET/PT, delayed on west coast), Dawson opposes Gardner in a 12-round super middleweight bout and Flores takes on Jimenez in an eight-round junior lightweight match. Weights: Flores: 131, Jimenez: 129 3/4



Benjamin Flores (11-0, four KOs): “I have never seen any of Jimenez’ fights. I just predict that I am going to win. I am not looking for a knockout. If a knockout happens, it happens. We look at this fight as any other fight. We always come prepared for every fight. I am looking at it as I am his toughest opponent to date. We will win tomorrow night and be back on SHOWTIME soon.”

Daniel “Azuquita” Jimenez (13-1-1, eight KOs)

“I consider all my fights to be tough, but this is an especially big opportunity being on ‘ShoBox.’ Flores better watch out because I am ready to knock him out.”

Article posted on 17.11.2005



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