Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ward vs. Dawson: The Trainers Prediction Roundtable

by David P. Greisman

Sam Garcia (Ward): “I’m going to go with the hometown guy. Andre Ward, it’s difficult to pick against him, because he and Virgil Hunter work so well together, and he’s so smart. He seems to always have a game plan. They’re always in sync with each other. Whatever Virgil sees on the outside, it seems like Andre Ward can execute it inside the ropes, so I’m going to go with him just based on intelligence and knowing how to handle just about every kind of style.

“He really knows how to neutralize any kind of strengths that his opponents have. I understand that Chad Dawson is a long and tall fighter. It’s going to cause some interesting moments, I think. I’m going to say, in an intense boxing match, I’m going to go with Andre Ward by a competitive but convincing unanimous decision.”

Eddie Mustafa Muhammad (no pick): “You know what, I’m good friends with both of those guys, because I used to train Chad and I became real good friends with Andre, so I’m going to have to leave that one alone. I think very highly of both guys. Let me say this: The boxing world should thank both of those guys to be fighting each other at the top of their skill level. It’s good for boxing.”

Ronnie Shields (Ward): “I think Andre Ward is going to win. I think Andre Ward … he’s fought probably the best 168-pounders in the world. He’s really confident right now with what he’s doing. Chad Dawson is one of the best fighters in the world. I just think going down to 168 pounds is going to hurt him a little bit. So I think Andre Ward is going to be stronger at 168 than Chad Dawson coming down. But with the skills that Andre Ward has, I just don’t see Chad Dawson capitalizing on anything. So I would say Andre Ward by close, unanimous decision.”

Henry Ramirez (Ward): “Ward by decision. Ward will try and impose his style on Dawson to box really good at times, and I just cant see Ward being denied.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Face Of Boxing on 09-08-2012

hyped for this fight. add in that these are two good people, well im just glad they're getting the spotlight. gonna be a classic. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by kiaba360 on 09-08-2012

[QUOTE=Gino Ros;12490085]I am picking Ward, but something bothers me about my pick: [B] Of all the people that Chad could have called out, why Ward? And why was CD willing to give up so much to do it? Almost like…

Comment by 510hustler on 09-08-2012

[QUOTE=Gino Ros;12490096]It kinda baffles me how anyone cannot be one zillion percent sold on Ward. He just dominated every top guy at 168.[/QUOTE] Dirrell? Bute? Yes in hindsight Froch stopped him, but styles make fights.

Comment by Gino Ros on 09-08-2012

[QUOTE=jkaisen41;12490023]... if Ward really outclasses him then I'm 100% sold on him... [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"][B]now I'm about 90% sold on him[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]... but even if he wins close it is still impressive... [/QUOTE] It kinda baffles me how anyone cannot be one zillion…

Comment by Gino Ros on 09-08-2012

I am picking Ward, but something bothers me about my pick: Of all the people that Chad could have called out, why Ward? And why was CD willing to give up so much to do it? Almost like Hopkins when…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Shawn Porter Tabs Santa Cruz To Beat Frampton in Rematch Chocolatito: All Rungvisai Has is a Punch, It Won't Be That Difficult Klitschko Coach Says Everyone Will Be Shocked After Joshua Fight Nacho: Juan Manuel Marquez Has Not Retired, Wants To Fight Memo: Chavez Jr. Will Be Stronger, No Weight Issues For Canelo Thurman-Garcia: Narvaez vs. Rodriguez Clash is Eyed For Card Rob Brant Stops Alexis Hloros in First at Grand Casino in Hinckley Canelo vs. Chavez is a Fight Boxing Needed, Says De La Hoya David Haye: Chris Eubank Jr. is a Force, He Will Go All The Way Canelo vs. Chavez: Positive Talks Ongoing With MGM, Jerry Jones Conlan Hopes For 'Dream Fight' With Carl Frampton in The Future Top Rank Prez Eyes Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker Unification Jacobs: Most Guys are Beaten Mentally When They Face Golovkin Frampton Expects Rematch With Leo Santa Cruz To Be Easier Tomoki Kameda Returns To Japan on March 10, Faces Tawatchai Carl Greaves Looks Back On 2016, Is Excited About 2017 Jermell Charlo, Gary Russell Mandatory Double Eyed For March 11 De La Hoya: Canelo Beating Chavez Jr. Will Not Satisfy The Critics Cedric Vitu Retains EBU Title, Decisions Isaac Real in Levallois Horn Warns Pacquiao, Top Rank Not To Look Beyond April Fight Angel Garcia, Mayweather Tarnished What Should've Been Good Week for Boxing WBA Champ Ortiz Wins Decision Over Ramos in Mexico City Robert Garcia: Canelo Has A lot More To Lose in Chavez Jr. Bout Hairon Socarras Training Hard in Miami For February 3 Return Zab Judah Returns, Blasts Out Munguia in Two Rounds Jose Pedraza Confident That He Will Return Strong at Lightweight Javier Fortuna Ready - Targets Sosa, Corrales, Lomachenko Alvarez vs. Chavez Rematch is Being Planned For March 11 Miguel Cotto: Juan Manuel Marquez Fight is Very Viable Bradley Pryce Announces Retirement After Defeat Robbie Davies Jr. Crushes Zoltan Szabo, Retains WBA Regional Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Win Decisions, Khattab Shocked Bellew: 'Ego Maniac' David Haye Better Hope He Ends Me in Four Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me'
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement