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HBO Boxing Ward vs. Dawson

Updated on March 15, 2013

Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson

Saturday September 8, 2012, HBO Sports Boxing presented the WBA, WBC super-middleweight championship bout from the Oracle Arena Oakland, California between champion Andre Ward and challenger Chad Dawson.

Andre Ward the current WBA, WBC 168 pound champion is 28 years old. He is undefeated with a record of (25-0-0, 13 KO’s). His hometown is Oakland, California. Ward became WBA super-middleweight champion in 2009 when he beat Mikkel Kessler in ShowTime’s super six boxing elimination tournament. Ward won the WBC title from Carl Froch in the final of the super six boxing tournament in Atlantic City, NJ on December 17, 2011.

The challenger Chad Dawson is 30 years old. He is the current WBC light-heavyweight champion. Dawson came down to the 168 pound limit to fight Ward. Dawson’s record is (31-1-0, 17 KO’s). He became WBC light-heavyweight champion on April 28, 2012 when he defeated Bernard Hopkins in Atlantic City, NJ.

The surprise of the bout was the technical efficiency, speed and power displayed by Andre Ward. With the exception of the first round where Chad Dawson held his own against Ward, Ward dominated the entire bout. In the third round Ward knocked down Dawson with a sharp left hook to the jaw. Ward continued to hit Dawson with combinations to the body and head and Dawson fell to the canvas again in the fourth round. Ward was relentless for the rest of the fight and Referee Steve Smoger finally stopped the bout at 2:45 of the tenth round giving Andre Ward a TKO victory. Ward’s record stands at (26-0-0, 14 KO’s) and Dawson is now (31-2-0, 17 KO’s).

HBO also presented two other bouts Saturday evening. From Moscow, Russia, the giant Vitali Klitshko stopped Manuel Charr in the fourth round to retain his WBC heavyweight boxing championship. And from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, Antonio DeMarco retained his WBC lightweight title by stopping John Molina in the first round of the fight. DeMarco hit Molina with a sharp left hand to the nose. Molina fell back and was sitting on the ropes when referee Jack Reiss stopped the bout awarding DeMarco a TKO win.

Some final notes on the bouts, Chad Dawson was no match for Andre Ward. Ward had superior boxing talent. The heavyweight bout between Klitshko and Charr was a poor contest. I recently viewed a classic heavyweight fight between Floyd Patterson and George Chuvalo from Madison Square Garden in February 1965. Even though Patterson and Chuvalo were small heavyweights compared to current giants, Patterson and Chuvalo moved quicker and had better skills than today’s heavyweight boxers. In the DeMarco vs. Molina fight, the referee may have stopped the contest too early.

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