At 46, Bernard Hopkins ready to face Chad Dawson

August 9, 2011

The 46-year-old light heavyweight champ won a big bout in late May, will defend his title in October, and wants to fight again in January.

Hopkins will face 29-year-old Chad Dawson in Los Angeles on Oct. 15 with his WBC belt on the line.

Hopkins is already thinking about what's next. He wants a rematch against undefeated Joe Calzaghe, to whom he lost in a split decision in 2008. The only problem is the Welshman retired 2½ years ago.

But next up is Dawson, who's 30-1 with his lone loss coming to Jean Pascal last year. Hopkins beat Pascal in May to become the oldest fighter to win a major world championship.

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