20 Dec 2011

WBC orders rematch for light-heavyweight crown

2:46 pm on 20 December 2011

Bernard Hopkins the oldest champion in boxing history has been ordered by the World Boxing Council to fight Chad Dawson in a rematch after their first meeting for the WBC light-heavyweight title was ruled a no contest after a controversial finish.

The WBC order, comes after the 46 year old Hopkins' first fight against Dawson last October was changed from a loss to a no contest after the referee did not call a foul on Dawson for throwing Hopkins to the canvas.

Hopkins injured his shoulder and the fight was stopped.