Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson square up again tonight in what is more a do-over than a rematch for Hopkins' world light heavyweight championship. Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage, and here's how you can join us for the show:
Fight time: 10:15 p.m. EDT
Location: Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, New Jersey
TV channel: HBO (US), BoxNation (UK)
Odds: Hopkins, 47, is one again the underdog, not a position unfamiliar to him, abnormally familiar, in fact, for a guy who's without doubt headed to the Hall of Fame. But odds aren't huge -- Dawson is at -400, with Hopkins at +300.
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Undercard: American heavyweight hope Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell is back in action, taking on Chazz Witherspoon in a fight that has been questioned by many as an HBO co-feature. Mitchell (24-0-1, 18 KO) has received a lot of hype and thus far has lived up to it, most recently plowing through veteran Timur Ibragimov on December 10. Witherspoon (30-2, 22 KO) has failed when he's stepped up against Chris Arreola and Tony Thompson in the past, but trainer Virgil Hunter sounds confident in his fighter's chances against Mitchell, who is still a raw ex-football player.
Off television for U.S. viewers, a handful of prospects will be in the ring, including lightweight Mike Faragon and junior middleweight Shawn Porter.