Chad Dawson signs deal with Al Haymon

Ezra Shaw

Former light heavyweight champion "Bad" Chad Dawson is the latest fighter to ink up with power manager Al Haymon, joining an impressive stable of many of the sport's top fighters.

Chad Dawson is looking to get his career back on track following two straight stoppage defeats at the hands of Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson, and the former light heavyweight champion has taken the first step toward that by signing with Al Haymon, making him part of the power stable that rules a good portion of high-level U.S. boxing.

Dawson, 31, hasn't fought since he was knocked out by Stevenson in 76 seconds in June 2013, and hasn't won since an April 2012 decision over Bernard Hopkins. It's a good move in that it gives Dawson (31-3, 17 KO) every potential opportunity to get back to the top, but promotional issues have never really been Dawson's problem. He might want to stick with a single trainer for more than one or two fights, for starters, as he has cycled through a ton of them over his career, including two stints with both John Scully and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.

But if he's in shape, mentally ready to go, and determined, he's still got plenty of time to do some good things in his career. Do you see Dawson having a successful comeback run?

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