We asked for an exception to fight Glen Johnson on HBO and the IBF didn’t grant it. They want us to fight an opponent TV has no interest in. Chad could keep his belt if he’s willing to fight for $150,000 or earn $800,000 against a tougher opponent in a fight the media seems to want to see. At some point you have to make a business decision.’Gary Shaw, on why Chad Dawson is dumping his belt to face Glen Johnson. HBO said they would televise Dawson-Cloud, but for a fraction of what they would pay for Dawson-Johnson. The vacant IBF belt will be contested between Tavoris Cloud and Clinton Woods. From The Sweet Science.