Five keys for Daniel Dawson

At 36, former world title challenger Daniel Dawson will look to find his way back to the top of the junior welterweight division Friday.

Dawson (40-3-1, 26 KOs), a native of Perth, Australia, takes on former titlist Austin Trout (ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET) at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, in the main event of ESPN's "Friday Night Fights."

After suffering a 10th-round TKO loss against then-titlist Sergiy Dzinziruk in 2009, and losing again in his next bout, Dawson has run off a record of 6-0-1 in his last seven bouts entering Friday.

Should "The Rock" look to score the biggest victory of his career against Trout (26-2, 14 KOs), he should consider these keys to victory:

Forward march

Test him early

Put some money in the bank

Cut off the ring

Be the spoiler