Former lineal Word Light Heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) will not face Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) in the co-main event on “SHOOTOUT,” headlined by the light heavyweight world title bout between defending champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) and Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs), July 29 at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City.
The 34-year-old Dawson, fighting out of New Haven, Connecticut, injured his shoulder during training camp.
“While we were waiting for Chad Dawson to join the planned conference call today (Tuesday), we learned from his manager that he injured his shoulder in training, and that he has withdraw from his July 29th fight against Eleider Alvarez,” Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) president Yvon Michel said.
Alvarez, the reigning WBC Silver light heavyweight champion and World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 1-ranked light heavyweight, will still fight on the July 29th card.
“We are already looking for a replacement opponent so Eleider retains his spot on Spike TV,” Michel added.
Tickets for the SHOOTOUT event are on sale at www.ticketmaster.ca, at the Centre Vidéotron box office, or by calling at GYM’s office (514) 383-0666, Champion boxing club (514) 376-0980 or at 1-855-790-1245, starting at $50.