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Shaw Backs Dawson: Andre Ward Refused To Budge

By Ryan Burton

Earlier today BoxingScene.com ran a story recapping Chad Dawson's Tuesday appearance on The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio show.  The story can be found here: http://tobtr.com/s/3505313

In the interview Dawson revealed to us that he originally wanted to face WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward at a catchweight of 170 pounds.  The WBC light heavyweight champion said that Ward's team wouldn't budge on the weight and insisted that the fight take place at the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds.  He also said that Ward's team insisted that the fight take place in Ward's hometown of Oakland, Calif.

Dawson's promoter Gary Shaw reached out to BoxingScene and backed everything his fighter said.

"I did all the negotiations and Dawson is telling 100% the truth. Ward and (Dan) Goossen said no to 170 and no to every place other than Oakland. Dawson is a true throwback fighter, willing to travel and willing to fight at different weights. Look at his record as to where he has fought.  Florida, New Jersey, Las Vegas, California, Connecticut, and Canada," Shaw told BoxingScene.com.

Ward-Dawson takes place on September 8th and will be televised by HBO. Antonio Demarco defends his WBC lightweight title against John Molina Jr. in the evening's co-featured fight.

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