Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson: Ward Ready to Fight

Vitali SCorrespondent IMay 14, 2012

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - DECEMBER 17:  Andre Ward walks to the ring prior to his bout against Carl Froch of England during their WBA/WBC Super Middleweight Championship bout at Boardwalk Hall on December 17, 2011 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Ever since Oakland’s unbeaten super middleweight Andre Ward (25-0-0) held the trophy at the end of the Super 6 tourney, boxing fans have been anticipating and patiently waiting to hear what was next on Ward’s agenda.

Most had high hopes for Ward facing another unbeaten super middleweight Lucian Bute (30-0-0), but the fight didn't materialize. Instead, Bute is now facing a man who lost to Ward in the Super 6 championship bout, Carl Froch (28-2-0). It’s a good fight for both men, one that I think fans will enjoy.

But where does this leave Ward? According to the champ himself, his team is now working on assembling a fight with the recent Bernard Hopkins conqueror, Chad Dawson (31-1-0).

“I accept the challenge. We are trying to make the fight happen, and I will be ready to go when the fight does happen,” stated Ward in a recent interview with Inside Fight Sports

Ward seems enthusiastic about the fight, and says the fight would happen at 168lbs weight limit. Of the options available, and there are not many, I think this could come out to be a pretty good fight. Both men like to mix it up, and now that Dawson’s stock has gone up after beating Hopkins, his confidence must be through the roof.

I am not entirely sure if the fight would be worth paying for, but if aired for free, I think it will bring a lot of boxing fans to their TV sets.