After a brutal loss to Adonis Stevenson, former undisputed Light Heavyweight champion Chad Dawson is at a crossroads. He has made a career out of giving fighters he has beaten second chances: Hopkins (technically), Tarver, Johnson... yet the same courtesy has never been afforded him. Nobody wants to see him lose to Ward a second time, but he deserves a second shot at both Pascal and Stevenson, yet it looks as if that is not likely to happen.
Avenging losses is making a bit of a comeback lately. Both David Price and Seth Mitchell are attempting to do so immediately following a defeat, which is encouraging, however some fighters like Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao seem to be in no hurry to get back in the ring with anyone who put an L on their record. No matter what Dawson does, we can bet there will be more trainer changes. Let's look at Bad Chad's options:
Dawson may simply want to retire. He is a 4 time belt holder and former undisputed champion. He is too small for Cruiserweight, and failed miserably at Super Middle, so what else could he accomplish but what he has already done? He has never had a big time promoter, or a huge fan base, and has increasingly been traveling to his opponent's backyards in order to make better money. He had two impressive hometown title wins, however, so he has even checked that item off the boxing bucket list.