Chad Dawson is feeling a little dissed and dismissed that Roy Jones is calling out everyone and his brother, except, he says, him.
Jones, in a release issued by his promoter on Wednesday, stated he is “…ready to take on all comers in the light heavyweight or super middleweight divisions and beyond.”
Dawson read the list of Jones’ call out choices, and responded.
“Let's see, he named middleweights Kelly Pavlik and Jermain Taylor, super middleweight Joe Calzaghe, light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins, who has been asking for a rematch for over 10 years, and junior middleweight Oscar De La Hoya,” Dawson said. “Funny how big old 'Superman' doesn't want to pick on someone his own size, like the reigning WBC light heavyweight champion … me.”
Dawson (25-0), more of a humorist than I would have given him credit, continued in a statement: “Great Caesars Ghost! Could it be that I'm the Kryptonite 'Superman' Jones fears more than anything else in this universe? Heck, as long as he's pretending to be Superman, doesn't he even want to pretend to want to fight me for his old belt back?”
I like trash talk as much as the next guy, but I have to offer Dawson some advice. Bro, you have your hands full with Glen Johnson, another fighter conspicuously absent from Jones’ call out list, on April 12. If, and I think it’s a pretty big IF you beat the Road Warrior, then it makes more sense for you to be targeting RJJ.
Dawson's promoter, Gary Shaw also weighed in: “Chad doesn't have to send out misleading statements that he's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive or can leap tall buildings in a single bound. Chad is just stating fact. Until Roy steps up to fight for the world light heavyweight title, the only thing he has in common with Superman is being a cartoon.”