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Chad Dawson agrees to next fight

Updated: March 9, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former light heavyweight titleholders Chad Dawson and Adrian Diaconu have agreed to terms and will meet on May 21, Dawson promoter Gary Shaw told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

The scheduled 12-round bout will air on HBO as the opening bout on the card headlined by the rematch between light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and former champ Bernard Hopkins.

Shaw said that he and Diaconu's co-promoter Yvon Michel had struck a deal and that he was awaiting the signed contract.

"This is ...

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