Much to the dismay of hardcore Roy Jones fans, several weeks ago I posed the question of whether Andre Ward was greater than RJJ. That question takes on renewed interest and important in the wake of Andre Ward's stoppage win over light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson, as Ward's victory puts him clearly on the path to eclipsing Roy Jones.
Ward TKOs "Bad" Chad
Credit: Will Hart - HBO
Only one factor mitigates the importance of Ward's 10th Round TKO win over Chad Dawson, the WBC 175 lbs champion and divisional top dog, namely that Dawson had to come down in weight for the fight. Although Dawson isn't a huge light heavyweight, and he did not point the finger of blame to making 168 lbs for his performance on Saturday, dropping the extra seven pounds had to take something out of Bad Chad. That something might have made the difference between the late stoppage and surviving the fight.
Even so, two things stand out about Ward's win. Foremost is that Ward did to Dawson what Wa...