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WBC orders rematch of title bout

Updated: April 27, 2012, 8:10 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The WBC on Thursday ordered a rematch between light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins and former titleholder Chad Dawson in one of the many moves it made during its meeting on mandatory defenses at its 49th annual convention in Las Vegas.

In another notable decision, it ordered middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight Sergio Martinez, the lineal champion, who had previously been stripped by the WBC.

The Hopkins-Dawson II order came two days after the California ...

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