IBO Light Heavyweight Champ from Oct 2008 to August 2010, as well as the WBC Light Heavyweight Champ from Apr 2012 to June 2013. He earned an under-19 nationwide tournament as an amateur boxer. He moved into Band Magazine’s pound-for-pound ranks for the very first time in-may 2010, to arrive at #10. His dad, Rick Dawson, was also a specialist boxer for a short while. He was changed in the #10 i’m all over this Ring Magazine’s ranks list by California’s Robert Guerrero.