Oracle Arena, Oakland, California - WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) secured a career defining performance with a ten round demolition of current WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs). Dawson was dropped in the third, nearly stopped after a bad knockdown in the fourth, and finally finished off with a third knockdown in the tenth. He moved down in weight to challenge Ward for his titles.