Andre Ward-Chad Dawson WBC Title Bout Approved
According to Ring Magazine a WBC super middleweight title bout between the current champion, Andre Ward and challenger, Chad Dawson has been set for a September 8 date.
Lem: Andre Ward-Chad Dawson has been approved for the WBC's 168-pound title on Sept. 8 #boxing— Michael, Doug or Lem (@ringmagazine) May 15, 2012
No other details have been released as of yet besides the date, but the news is great for boxing, as it adds another top-notch bout to an already stacked 2012 fight year.
Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) just had his way with former light heavyweight titlist Bernard Hopkins last month in their bout and will move down a division to take on Ward (25-0, 13 KOs).
After Dawson beat Hopkins via a majority decision, he called out Ward in his post-fight interview to which Ward responded almost immediately through his Twitter, letting Dawson know he was game.
Now we are not even a month removed from the Dawson-Hopkins bout and it is already approved, which is great, as we all know, not all top fighters who say they want to fight each other meet in the ring—see Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Ward last fought back in December, where he beat Carl Froch in the finale of Showtime's Super Six Boxing Classic by unanimous decision, even though he had a broken left hand in the fight, which was later revealed by a post-fight MRI.
Both Ward and Dawson rely more on their boxing skill than KO power, so expect a chess game in the ring, making it a hard core boxing fans kind of fight, but not necessarily a casual boxing fans fight—as casual fans tend to look for heated exchanges and blow-for-blow action.
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