Chad Dawson

Bozella a story of redemption

LOS ANGELES — It was more than three hours before the main event at Staples Center, and Dewey Bozella produced the most uplifting moment of the night.

The sole spotlight was to be on Bernard Hopkins, who later unsuccessfully defended his world light-heavyweight title against Chad Dawson in a controversial technical knockout. Hopkins' journey as the oldest fighter to win a title, at age 46 supplanting George Foreman by winning in Montreal on May21, was to be the big headline.

But the promoters also liked the Bozella storyline — who wouldn't? — and put him in the ring at 5 p.m. against winless opponent Larry Hopkins (0-3), no relation to Bernard. Normally, the fourth fight on...