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 final press conference at FAZ Restaurant 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” fight.
SPECIAL NOTE: Both fighters will participate in FanFest (open to the public) at 601 12th Street, Oakland, CA. Across from City Hall. Friday September 7, 2012 starting at 3:00pm ET/Noon PT. Admission is free for all. The live fighter weigh-in starts at 5:30pm ET/2:30PT
Andre Focused and Ready for Dawson
Final Press Conference
“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 9:45pm ET/PT
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.
Gym’s like this are a rarity in the Bay Area. King’s Gym has been here since 1990 but it looks and feels like its been here much longer. Its within spitting distance of the 880 Nimitz Freeway in East Oakland. Walls are lined with inspirational quotes, photos of fighters, fight posters and other boxing memorabilia. Its gritty. Its old school. Its got character. Oh and “the Man”, Andre Ward trains here.
July 9, 2012 Oakland, CA – Today at Oracle Arena in Oakland Calif, undefeated WBA and WBC super-middeweight champion, Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) and WBC light-heavyweight champion, “BAD” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) hosted a press conference to discuss their upcoming championship bout, taking place September 8, 2012 at Oracle Arena televised live on HBO Championship Boxing.
Ward Vs. Dawson Is What Boxing Is All About
Gary Shaw Says Ward Vs. Dawson is Best Fighting the Best
Antonio Leonard Promises Ward Will Beat Anyone at 175lb or 168lb
Andre Ward’s Manager James Prince Says Ward Has Edge
HBO Exec. Kerry Davis Says Ward/Dawson is a “Pick-Em”
Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KOs), who just weeks removed from a dominant Super Six Tournament Final victory over the gritty and brash-talking Brit, Carl Froch (28-2, 20 KOs), retained his WBA belt, while also capturing the WBC, Ring and the inaugural SHOWTIME Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup. In addition, Ward, who was recently named ESPN and Sports Illustrated’s Fighter of the Year, met with members of the media to discuss his victory, what can be expected in 2012, and the recent news he entered the Froch bout with a double fracture on his left hand.