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Dawson going with Mustafa

Updated: September 17, 2007, 11:01 AM ET
By Dan Rafael
When light heavyweight titlist Chad Dawson (24-0, 16 KOs) defends his title Sept. 29 (10 p.m. ET/PT, Showtime free preview weekend) against mandatory challenger Adrian Diaconu (24-0, 15 KOs) at Arco Arena in Sacramento, he will have a new face in his corner. Gone is trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., who has been replaced by Eddie Mustafa.

"I've learned so much from my new trainer in the first five weeks of training for this fight," Dawson said at a news conference this week announcing the bout. "I will have a tough fighter in front of me but I will do what I have to do to win."

But why did the southpaw change trainers?

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