Friday, 11 May 2012

Andre Ward Vs Chad Dawson likely for September 8th...

Andre Ward                                               Chad Dawson
There have been reports that the promoters of super-middleweight No.1 Andre Ward and light-heavyweight champion Chad Dawson are discussing a fight for September 8th, with Los Angeles and Atlantic City being possible hosts.

Both fighters are coming off great performances, with Ward dominating Carl Froch and Dawson out-pointing 46-year old ring legend Bernard Hopkins. The fight will be relatively easy to negotiate as both men want it to happen and they have both said that they do not mind moving up or down in weight.

Dawson called Ward out in an interview just after his fantastic performance against Hopkins. A week later he also said that he is willing to move down to 168lb (super-middleweight) so that Ward doesn't have any excuses if he loses.

Ward has been talking about moving up to light-heavyweight for a very long time as he has basically run out of challenges at his current weight, except for maybe Lucian Bute, but most people believe that even he is not good enough to beat pound-for-pound contender Ward.

It will not be the most exciting of fights as both men are crafty tacticians who rarely get dragged into toe-to-toe brawls and go all-out to hurt their opponent. However, it will still be a great fight as it's between two fighters that are pound-for-pound contenders in their prime. It will also give us an inkling as to whether Andre Ward has what it takes to compete at light-heavyweight.

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