Fonfara scores 10th round stoppage of Dawson in Brooklyn.
Adopted Chicago light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara, 29-4, 17 KOs, returned tonight for the first time since his disappointing loss to Joe Smith Jr, to stop former world champion Chad Dawson in the 10th and final round of their bout on the Garcia v Thurman undercard in Brooklyn tonight. Chad Dawson, New Haven, Connecticut (34-5, 19 Ko's) was coming off a 4th round stoppage of Cornelius White almost a year ago and looked a shell of his former self. Fonfara hurt Dawson and had him on the floor in the ninth, managing to finish the job early in the next session.. A hard right hand staggered Chad, encouraging the Colourful Pole to overwhelm Dawson in a neutral corner until referee David Fields was forced to stop the bout.
The time of the stoppage was 38 seconds of the 10th.