Found September 06, 2012 on Fox Sports:
As a fighter, a loss is a defining moment in your career. How each fighter reacts to such a devastating blow can mean the difference between success and failure. Chad Dawson shares his mindset following his first loss, as well as the changes he made to be prepared for his title bout against Andre Ward on Saturday night: As a fighter, you always strive to be the best. So when I suffered my first loss, to Jean Pascal, it was a very disappointing moment in my life and by far the worst memory of my boxing career. When I saw Pascal's hand raised after the fight, the feeling in my mind, body and soul was demoralizing. I knew I had to get back in the gym and prove to the world that I had an off night, and work my way to get back on top. I learned a lot about myself and the people around me after that loss. I realized that I had a group surrounding me that was in my circle for all the wrong reasons, not looking out for my best interests, which affected my mindset for the worse. Those days are behind me now, and I have people in my corner that really care about me. The team I have in place now is tremendous. I consider them my family and our goal is to be the best team in boxing and show the world that Team Dawson is a force. Together, we can't be stopped, I really believe that. When I won my first world title, against Tomasz Adamek, who was undefeated at the time, it was an incredible feeling, because I accomplished my childhood dream of becoming a world champion. That win was so gratifying to me, because my dad had always told me that I could become a world champion some day and I finally made it happen for both of us. Ican't describe the feeling I had when I saw the look on my father's face after that belt was strapped around my waist. No doubt, it was the most fulfilling moment of my boxing career. I realized then that I had the talent to become one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Taking this fight with Andre Ward in his backyard, coming down to his weight class, fighting for his world title, is proof that I'm a throwback fighter that doesn't care about the situation. I'm willing to fight the best on any given day and that's what boxing is all about. On Sept. 8, in Oakland, Calif., where the crowd will be rooting against me, you're going to see a true warrior put it all on the line and bring home that world title. That warrior is me. I will be victorious on fight night.

Dawson relishing new underdog role

There is palpable excitement for Saturday night's fight between Chad Dawson and Andre Ward (9:45pm, HBO), and for good reason. In the ring will be two young American fighters with impressive resumes and both with realistic aspirations of topping the pound-for-pound list one day. Both can take a big step towards that with a win this weekend. The oddsmakers have the undefeated...

Ward & Dawson videos & quotes as showdown approaches

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Dry Ice: Andre Ward Vs. Chad Dawson Preview And Prediction

One needn't look far to find ridicule of Saturday's HBO main event, Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson, and one needn't have seen much of either man to come to the conclusion that watching Ward-Dawson is unlikely to overdose its viewers on adrenaline. But, then, one needn't look far to find those who are quite eager for the contest nonetheless, and even Ward-Dawson's...

"Iceman" John Scully, Trainer Of Chad Dawson, Talks About His Pupil's Evolution

The photo shows a teenage "Bad" Chad Dawson leaning in from the left border while his co-conspirator, "Iceman" John Scully, leans in from the right. Their mischievous grins frame their handiwork -- a sleeping victim of a shaving cream attack. It was taken about three years before Dawson first fought professionally. In an interview with TQBR on Thursday, Scully...

Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson weigh-in results, photos, video

On Friday afternoon in Oakland, California, Andre Ward and Chad Dawson stepped on the scales for the official weigh-ins for Saturday night's HBO main event, which pits the number 1 fighters in the super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions against one another. Check out the complete Ward vs. Dawson weigh-in results right here, including the official weights, a photo...

Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson: Full weigh in video

Fight Hub TV was in Oakland, CA today where Andre Ward and Chad Dawson both weighed in for their super middleweight showdown tomorrow night at the Oracle Arena. Both fighters are in the primes of their careers as one of them look to make history tomorrow night. Also on this undercard Antonio DeMarco will defend [...]

Ward vs. Dawson final presser photos, quotes & videos

Andre Ward, Chad Dawson, Antonio DeMarco and John Molina, Jr., were joined by their camps and co-promoters Dan Goossen and Gary Shaw at the final press conference for "Ward vs. Dawson - World Champions - Made In America'' on Thursday afternoon. Right here, you'll find a special collection of fighter quotes from the final presser, videos and much more. Take...

Andre Ward will make Chad Dawson look ‘Bad’ this weekend

WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight champion Andre Ward will defend his belts against WBC Light Heavyweight titleholder “Bad” Chad Dawson on Saturday night at the Oracle Arena in the “Son of God’s” hometown of Oakland, California. Ward (25-0, … Continue reading →

Ward vs. Dawson betting odds swinging further to Andre Ward

The betting odds for the Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson fight, have begun to show an increase in momentum for smaller, undefeated WBA, WBC and RING super middleweight world champion Andre "SOG'' Ward (-380) over the bigger man WBC and RING light heavyweight titleholder "Bad" Chad Dawson (+300) for their fight this weekend, taking place on Saturday, September...

Gabriel Campillo injured, off NBC Sports card; Rosado vs. Whittaker now main event

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