When: Saturday, Sep 8th 5:00pm
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KO’s) will be moving down in weight to 168 to face undefeated WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KO’s) on September 8th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, televised by HBO. Andre Ward will put his WBC super middleweight and WBA super world middleweight titles on the line when he faces off with Chad Dawson. This fight will have two of the best fighters in their weight classes. Although Ward still hasn’t proven that he’s the best fighter in the super middleweight division. Dawson, at 29 years, comes from New Haven, Conn., is where he claimed the lineal light heavyweight title, and regained an alphabet belt, on April 28 in Atlantic City when he scored an impressive 12 round decision win against Hopkins in a rematch of their aborted two-round, no-decision in October.
Ward, 28, recently was crowned as the Super Six tournament finals winner after sweeping his four opponents Mikkel Kessler, Allan Green, Arthur Abraham and Carl Froch to capture the Super Six tournament trophy.
After Ward, defeated Froch, he spoke about his willingness to move up to fight a top light heavyweight if the opportunity presented itself.
Opening Boxing Lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook - Andre Ward ( -290 ) Vs. Chad Dawson ( +240 )
The current WBC Super Middleweight championship boxing line has Andre Ward as the boxing favorite at -290, meaning you have to risk $290 to $100. Chad Dawson is this fights underdog, that has value at +240, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $240.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. The current total rounds betting line has the Over 9.5 Rounds ( -550 ). Meaning that if you think the fight is going to go to at least 10 rounds for you to win your bet. You will need to bet $550 to win $100. The Under 9.5 Rounds ( +350 ), meaning you need to risk $100 to win $350.
The opening line on Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson Over/Under is at 9.5 Rounds with the Over at -550 Odds at Bookmaker.eu.
Dawson has struggled against fast and explosive fighter in the past. Although Ward may not be explosive, he does have quick hands. Dawson was beaten by Jean Pascal, a similar fighter to Ward by an 11th round technical decision in 2010.
However, Ward doesn’t have Pascal’s power, speed or the same explosive style of throwing his shots. If Dawson can see Ward’s punches coming, he’ll look to box on the outside, taking advantage of his longer reach. Dawson will also look to exploit his superior experience, size and power, to upset the odds and take the win.
Ward’s only chance of winning may be if he can take it to the inside and try to fight Dawson in close. Dawson won’t let Ward fight this strategy, so Ward will have to adapt if he wants to win.
Andre Ward, put on a dominanting performance against Chad Dawson. Things went south for Dawson in a hurry; after two close rounds, the notoriously light-punching Ward slammed home a perfect left hook, sending Dawson to a knee, and never looked back.
Ward stopped Dawson in the 10th round, putting a true country ass whippin' down after the second round. Dawson did start well in the fight, and his size advantage early looked to be a legit problem for Ward. But in the third, Ward evened things up with a crushing left hook that put Dawson on the canvas. Early in the fourth, he knocked him down again.
Dawson averaged less than five landed punches per round. This was supposed to be a boring clash of technicians. Instead, we got one of the more impressive and unexpected ass-kickings of the year.
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