Daniel Dawson , who received big reception in his December victory over Mike Wanprasert from Thailand on the Danny Green-Tony Mundine fight card in Perth, knows that will all change very soon with his sights set on a big 2006. With his “apprenticeship” done, he is ready to step into the big fights, and find out exactly where he stands among the household names like Mosley, Wright, Taylor, Vargas and De la Hoya .
Dawson, who was born in the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and now resides in Perth, recently had the chance to introduce himself to the American audience via Sylvester Stallone’s The Contender, until a last minute problem.
“ I was selected to try out for The Contender,” Dawson said. “I passed all the tests and they wanted me on the show, but when they showed me the contract, I didn’t think it was the right move, because I just wanted to box and become a world champion, and the TV show was not going in the same direction I wanted to go.”
Dawson is trained and managed by Craig Christian , owner of Australia’s top boxing gym Harry’s Gym, where the fighters are given every opportunity to fulfill their dreams with state of the art training facilities, including hot and cold baths for recovery, saunas and a whole lot more.
So, it’s now all up to Dawson, the training has been done, the experience is there and he has put himself in position for a world title shot, but when you see a glossy unbeaten record, most automatically assume a lack of big fight experience , this is not the case with Dawson.