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Chad Dawson injured, Eleider Alvarez seeking new opponent

Chad Dawson is out, and Eleider Alvarez again needs an opponent.

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Eleider Alvarez will look for yet another opponent for his scheduled July 29 return to action, as former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson has withdrawn from the PBC on Spike co-feature with an injury suffered in training, according to

Dawson, 34, was announced as Alvarez's opponent late last month, after Maximiliano Jorge Gomez pulled out of the fight. So Alvarez, 32, is looking for a third opponent for this date, which really is just designed to be a showcase and stay busy bout.

Dawson (34-4, 19 KO) is looking to get his career going again after back-to-back stoppage losses to Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson in 2012-13, and then an upset loss to gatekeeper Tommy Karpency in 2014. He's won two straight, most recently beating Cornelius White on April 16, and was at least a somewhat intriguing opponent for Alvarez (19-0, 10 KO), the current WBC mandatory challenger.

The night's main event is still Adonis Stevenson defending the WBC 175-pound title against Thomas Williams Jr.

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