Posted September 09, 2012 on AP on Fox

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Mikkel Kessler of Denmark during their WBA Super Middleweight Championship Bout at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 21, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
All that was missing for Andre Ward as he swept through the Super Six tournament and earned the fighter of the year award was a knockout punch. Against Chad Dawson he delivered it. Ward knocked out Dawson in the 10th round with his third knockdown punch of the night to defend his WBC-WBA super middleweight titles Saturday and delight his hometown crowd. ''That's what we needed,'' Ward said. ''A lot of people in boxing are knockout hungry. Everybody wants the knock out. I tell people you can still entertain without a knockout. But a knockout is always great. That's the last piece of the puzzle in my game that - I want to keep working on. This is the first step toward that tonight against a top-of-the-line opponent.'' Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) knocked down Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs) late in the third round and early in the fourth to take control of the fight and finished him off with a combination at 2:45 of the 10th. Dawson, the WBC light heavyweight champion, moved down a weight class fro...
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