Found September 10, 2012 on
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Much to the dismay of hardcore Roy Jones fans, several weeks ago I posed the question of whether Andre Ward was greater than RJJ. That question takes on renewed interest and important in the wake of Andre Ward's stoppage win over light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson, as Ward's victory puts him clearly on the path to eclipsing Roy Jones.
Ward TKOs "Bad" Chad
Credit: Will Hart - HBO
Only one factor mitigates the importance of Ward's 10th Round TKO win over Chad Dawson, the WBC 175 lbs champion and divisional top dog, namely that Dawson had to come down in weight for the fight. Although Dawson isn't a huge light heavyweight, and he did not point the finger of blame to making 168 lbs for his performance on Saturday, dropping the extra seven pounds had to take something out of Bad Chad. That something might have made the difference between the late stoppage and surviving the fight.
Even so, two things stand out about Ward's win. Foremost is that...
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Andre Ward knocked down Chad Dawson three times before winning on a technical knockout in the 10th round to defend his WBC-WBA super middleweight titles Saturday to the delight of his hometown crowd.
Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) knocked down Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs) late in the third round and early in the fourth to take control of the fight and finished him off with a combination at 2:45 of...
In perhaps his best and most dominating performance as a pro, Andre "S.O.G. Ward completely dismantled the naturally bigger WBC Light Heavyweight Champion "Bad" Chad Dawson en route to a stunning 10th-round TKO and successful defense of his WBA & WBC Super Middleweight titles at Oracle Arena. Take a look at complete post-fight coverage, including fighter...
All that was missing for Andre Ward as he swept through the Super Six tournament and earned the fighter of the year award was a knockout punch.
Against Chad Dawson he delivered it.
Ward knocked out Dawson in the 10th round with his third knockdown punch of the night to defend his WBC-WBA super middleweight titles Saturday and delight his hometown crowd.
The majority of fight fans expected Andre Ward to defeat Chad Dawson on Saturday night. That's not a light statement to make -- Dawson is regarded as the top fighter at 175 lbs, and according to our most recent rankings, the #15 pound for pound boxer in the world.
Regardless, the statement that was made, and the most lasting impression, is that Ward dispatched of this guy easily...
The team for WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight champion Andre Ward have challenged former undefeated super middleweight titlist Joe “The Pride of Wales” Calzaghe to come out of retirement and fight the American superstar. Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) … Continue reading →
Seated amongst the rowdy fans at the Oracle Arena on Saturday night, it seemed as if everyone in the building was screaming “S.O.G! S.OG!” after Andre Ward decisively beat ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson. It will be a sight never to be forgotten in Oakland for decades to come.
Even before the fight had started, fans of Oakland’s very own Andre ‘S.O.G’ Ward were chanting his name...
WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight champion Andre Ward battered and bruised WBC light heavyweight titleholder “Bad” Chad Dawson before earning a technical knockout in the 10th round to successfully defend his belts on Saturday night at the Oracle … Continue reading →
In this week’s three punch combo I will start by analyzing where Andre Ward belongs in the pound for pound rankings following his performance on Saturday. Next I will take a close look at upcoming prospect Daquan Arnett. Finally, I will look back at some quick stoppages over the weekend in both the Vitali Klitschko vs. Manuel Charr fight and the Antonio DeMarco vs. John Molina...
Last night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Andre Ward proved why he should be considered at the very least the number 2 best pound-4-pound boxer in the world with a total trashing of current light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson. Ward would knock down Dawson in rounds three, four and in ten where referee Steve [...]
In perhaps his best and most dominating performance as a pro, Andre "S.O.G. Ward completely dismantled the naturally bigger WBC Light Heavyweight Champion "Bad" Chad Dawson en route to a stunning 10th-round TKO and successful defense of his WBA & WBC Super Middleweight titles at Oracle Arena. We know we've been giving you a lot of Ward-Dawson post-fight coverage...
WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight champion Andre Ward will defend his belts against WBC Light Heavyweight titleholder “Bad” Chad Dawson tonight at the Oracle Arena in the “Son of God’s” hometown of Oakland, California. Ward (25-0, 13 KOs), … Continue reading →
Sometimes boxing resembles that old series of Miller Lite commercials, where the rival factions take turns shouting at one another, "Great taste!"/"Less filling!" That's what I like about this Eric Raskin column. It preaches the Miller Lite lesson, "Why not both?"I thought the two sides would stop shouting at each other after Andre Ward's performance...
Full results from Oakland, CA Andre Ward 168 vs. Chad Dawson 168 Antonio DeMarco 134.25 vs. John Molina Jr. 134.5 Malik Scott 226 vs. Bowie Tupou 260 Franklin Lawrence def. Homero Fonseca via TKO in R7 Ricardo Williams def. Anthony Lenk via MD (58-56, 57-57, 58-56) Randy Guerrero 124 vs. Juan Urbina 119 Tony Hirsch [...]