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Dawson determined to improve on dad's footsteps

Originally Published: February 1, 2007
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

Rick Dawson had an entourage of one.

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A former pro boxer back in South Carolina, Dawson moved his family up north to New Haven, Conn., in 1988 in order to find work, and as he went to the local boxing gym to stay in shape and show off skills that weren't reflected in what BoxRec.com lists as a 1-4-1 record, his son Chad would watch, learn, and begin to dream.

"He wasn't a well-known fighter -- he was an opponent," recalled the younger Dawson, now 24. "He was the ...

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