Ward-Dawson – FanFest

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA; (September 6, 2012)

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.

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25 and are available for purchase online at www.oraclearena.com, www.ticketmaster.com Tickets are also available at the Oracle Arena box office.

Andre Ward – Chad Dawson Press Conference Quotes

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.

“The road I’ve taken to this point has not been easy. Being back on HBO is a big thing, but fighting on HBO in my hometown is huge. To be great you have to fight the best. Chad has beaten the best so these are the type fights I want to take. I will put on a great show for all the fans that come out to Oracle Arena.” – Andre Ward

“This is a big fight for me. I know their will be a huge crowd for Andre, but I’m not afraid. I’m happy to be the underdog in this fight. I haven’t been the underdog in a long time and I’ll do what I have to do to win this fight” – Chad Dawson

“This is the type of fight that makes a crossover superstar. Nothing will get in Andre’s way, no chatter, no nothing. He is focused on this fight! This is why I can’t to see 17,000 fans in Oracle Arena on Sept, 8. It will be filled with electricity. Andre is a special fighter and Virgil is the Zen Master.” – Dan Goossen

“We all saw what Chad did to Hopkins and I believe Dawson is the better fighter. The winner of this fight is no doubt going to be a superstar. I’m so confident in this fight Goossen can have his six brothers be the judges. In this fight you have two fighters who hold belts, who are steroid free, who are young and will bring their best on fight night” – Gary Shaw

“Weight training shouldn’t take the thrill of the victory away. It’s a battle to get to 168 lbs for both fighters. While other fighters are playing games not taking fighters, these two have stepped up. Its going to be a great fight for all the fans” – Virgil Hunter

“I’m very exited to be involved with this fight. You go two prime, hungry, young guys ready to go at it. It will be a tactical fight and Chad will be ready. I think Chad and Andre are going to mix very well. I think clean combination punching will be Dawson’s advantage.” – John Scully”

Photo By Alexis Cuarezma – Goossen Tutor