Bernard Hopkins said on Twitter tonight that his rumored light heavyweight world championship fight with Chad Dawson is set for October 15 on HBO.
Im fightn @badchadawson 10-15-11 on hbo!!
Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KO) became the oldest boxing champion in history at age 46 on May 21 by defeating Jean Pascal in Montreal. On the same card, Dawson (30-1, 17 KO) returned from a layoff with new trainer Emanuel Steward and outpointed Adrian Diaconu, making for the American road fighters going 2-0 on the card.
There is a chance that Hopkins vs Dawson could also wind up in Montreal, since neither are major draws in the States but the Montreal fans are passionate and turn out for big fights. Hopkins' win over Pascal was cheered respectfully as the right decision by those fans, and the fight just might be worth more in Canada than it is in the United States. Hopkins says that the fight's location is still to be decided.