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Stevenson stops Dawson in 1st to take title

Updated: June 9, 2013, 12:56 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Adonis Stevenson stopped Chad Dawson with a left hook in the first round to take the WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night.

Stevenson (21-1), from nearby Longueuil, sent a crushing left to Dawson's temple less than 2 minutes into the scheduled 12-round bout. Dawson (31-3-0) got up, but referee Richard Griffin stopped the fight.

Stevenson became the only Canadian to currently hold a world title.

Dawson, from New Haven, Conn., took the title last year from Bernard ...

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