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Dawson bets on his future at 175

After gambling and losing vs. Ward, Dawson puts belt on line vs. Stevenson

Updated: June 7, 2013, 7:56 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

As somebody who has had many of his fights at casinos, light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson knows all about gambling. He even did some in September, although his had nothing to do with a gaming table or a slot machine.

No, Dawson gambled that he could effectively drop down in weight -- cutting an additional seven pounds from his already lean frame -- and defeat super middleweight champion Andre Ward when they met in Ward's hometown of Oakland, Calif.

But Ward, regarded ...

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