Bernard Hopkins is back in action tonight on HBO pay-per-view. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Here are the quick details for tonight's Hopkins vs Dawson pay-per-view from HBO:
Fight time: 9:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA
TV channel: HBO Pay-Per-View (United States), BoxNation (United Kingdom)
Undercard: Jorge Linares vs Antonio DeMarco (12 Rounds, Lightweights), Kendall Holt vs Danny Garcia (12 Rounds, Junior Welterweights), Paulie Malignaggi vs Orlando Lora (10 Rounds, Welterweights)
Odds: Dawson is a mild favorite with odds around -145, and Hopkins at +125 or so on most books. One book (Bodog) has Dawson at -125 and Hopkins at -105.
The pay-per-view undercard is strong if not tremendous, with a vacant title fight at lightweight (Linares vs DeMarco) being the main attraction. The Malignaggi fight is in place mostly because Malignaggi does have a strong fanbase, and if a few of his fans buy the show to see him, that helps everyone. Holt vs Garcia is a nice fight -- Kendall is one of the sport's most unpredictable and inconsistent, but a top guy when he's locked in, and this is a "prove it" fight for Garcia, a prospect with potential not fully agreed upon by all observers.
Bad Left Hook will have live, round-by-round coverage of the entire card tonight, so make sure you're here.