Ward & Dawson Workout Quotes
Undefeated WBA, WBC, and RING super middleweight World
Champion Andre "SOG" Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) and WBC and RING
light heavyweight titleholder "Bad" Chad Dawson (31-1, 17
KOs) both held media interviews yesterday from King's Boxing
Gym in Oakland, CA. Media attendees were given the
opportunity to ask the fighters questions about their
upcoming September 8, 2012 "WORLD CHAMPIONS-MADE IN AMERICA"
Andre "SOG" Ward & "Bad" Chad Dawson
IN THEIR WORDS
Andre "SOG" Ward
"I'm not angry but I feel a little mean. I feel like I
getting ready to go to war. I'm getting ready to put my life
on the line. I'm excited about this fight for a lot of
different reasons, I'm excited because once again they don't
see it coming. Another opportunity to fight own my home
turf. On a major network like HBO. I really don't have much
else to say. They've done a lot of talking and we've
purposely shut our mouths and kept working and we'll see
what's being said when it's all said and done."
"Bad" Chad Dawson
"Victory, I mean going out there and having a good time out
there on Saturday night and doing it in a good fashion and
beating Andre Ward in a good fashion. Beating him easily,
decisively and don't be surprised if a knockout comes. If
you want to be the best you have to beat the best. So I
called Andre Ward out, he's considered to be the best 168
pounder in the world like I said I always thought I could
still contend at 168 pounds and this was the right time for
me to do it. Show everybody I could make the weight and I
that I could beat Andre Ward."
Andre "SOG" Ward
"Two champions, you've got one guy that's taking a risk by
coming down in weight, in Chad Dawson. You've got me who's
taking on a bigger man um, I'm putting up everything I'm
bringing all my belts in the ring and they're all on the
line, come Saturday night. So, I'm risking a lot and in this
sport you can't afford to lose. So we're both risking a lot.
So if you can't appreciate this then I don't know what to
say. This is a fight that you should be able to kick your
feet up and get the popcorn ready and just appreciate it.
Or, come buy a ticket if you're in the Bay Area. We'd
appreciate that too."
"Ward vs. Dawson - World Champions - Made in America"
Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson World Championship showdown, set
to take place September 8, 2012 at the Oracle Arena in
Oakland, California. The co-feature will see WBC Champion
Antonio DeMarco battle John "The Gladiator" Molina Jr. in a
12-round fight for the WBC Lightweight title. Both bouts
will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing at
The event is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions in
association with Gary Shaw Productions in association with
Antonio Leonard Productions and SOG Promotions and sponsored
by Corona, City of Oakland, Azad Watches, The Oakland
Tribune and 95.7 The Game.
Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25 and are
available for purchase online at
www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the
Oracle Arena box office.