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Allan Green wants Chad Dawson (at 168 pounds)

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If Chad Dawson moves down to 168 pounds, contender Allan Green would welcome a fight with the light heavyweight titlist. (AP photo)
If Chad Dawson moves down to 168 pounds, contender Allan Green would welcome a fight with the light heavyweight titlist. (AP photo)

DiBella Entertainment sent out a press release regarding Allan Green's desire to fight Chad Dawson should Dawson move down from light heavyweight to super middleweight.

Dawson (28-0, 17 KO) is coming off of a second dominant win over Antonio Tarver, neither of which sold well to live audiences in Las Vegas and likely did little better in the TV ratings. Though the 26-year old Dawson is considered among the world's two best light heavyweights by just about everyone (behind only 44-year old Bernard Hopkins to most), there are few workable fights at 175 pounds where he could make some money.

Still, a move to 168 seems both unnecessarily risky and -- I hate saying it -- somewhat cowardly. There are fights at 175. The Diaconu-Pascal winner would love to fight Dawson, particularly if it's Diaconu, who has called Dawson out repeatedly. Tavoris Cloud (Dawson's mandatory) is constantly making accusations that Dawson is ducking him. And Glen Johnson (who many feel beat Dawson when they fought last year) is always out there, and Dawson and promoter Gary Shaw have said matter-of-factly that they don't want to fight Johnson again.

Green (28-1, 20 KO) is coming off of a big two-round stoppage of Carlos de Leon Jr. on Showtime and is looking to make a big fight. He was mentioned as an optional opponent for Lucian Bute, but that fell to pieces. He's also been talked about as an opponent for Carl Froch.

I doubt this will have much in the way of legs, and at the end of the day it looks good that Green said he'd fight Dawson, knowing it's highly unlikely Dawson would actually move down. Besides, Dawson-Green isn't much bigger a fight than even Dawson-Cloud, so why cut the weight?