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Dawson: Ward Was A lot Faster, Strong Too, The Best

OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Ward knocked out Chad Dawson with his third knockdown punch of the night in the 10th round to defend his WBC-WBA super middleweight titles Saturday night and delight 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 the 10th.

“I did everything I had to do in camp to prep for this fight. He was a lot faster than I thought he would be. He’s strong, too. I can’t take anything away from him. He really is the best … It was hard to get my shots off. The weight was OK but I’m going to go back to 175 and decide what to do next. Andre Ward is a helluva champion," Dawson said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by itiswhatitis on 09-10-2012

[QUOTE=MASTER1454;12497982]Yeah, right - the only thing that's holding Floyd down now is that shoulder roll. Believe all you want that Floyd wanted to stay in the pocket if you want to - dude's slowing down. Really, why stay in the…

Comment by MASTER1454 on 09-10-2012

[QUOTE=itiswhatitis;12497957]smh sergio has no defense nor skills like Floyd and if floyd wanted to stick and move and box all night then he could've, he chose not to...no, he's not slowing down, he doesn't have to fight like he use…

Comment by MASTER1454 on 09-10-2012

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;12496407]168 is not a catch weight but rather the limit of the super middle weight division. Doesn't matter what Taylor was doing prior because Froch put his ass out. There has never been a doubt in Ward's skills in my…

Comment by itiswhatitis on 09-10-2012

[QUOTE=MASTER1454;12497931]The "best damn boxer in the world" stayed in the pocket. And did so for a reason: he's slowing down - NEXT![/QUOTE] smh sergio has no defense nor skills like Floyd and if floyd wanted to stick and move and…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 09-10-2012

[QUOTE=MASTER1454;12497856]Great post! And re: Chad getting @ B-Hop, you reap what you sow......[/QUOTE] Yeah that was WACK to call bHop a quitter then quit like that. You never saw Hopkins do that. #Karma

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