Seated amongst the rowdy fans at the Oracle Arena on Saturday night, it seemed as if everyone in the building was screaming “S.O.G! S.OG!” after Andre Ward decisively beat ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson. It will be a sight never to be forgotten in Oakland for decades to come.
Even before the fight had started, fans of Oakland’s very own Andre ‘S.O.G’ Ward were chanting his name, expecting this bout to be one of the biggest fights of the year. And what an excellent fight it was.
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As the opening bell sounded, both men seemed a little anxious, feeling out his opponent in the first two rounds. Dawson actually opened up the fight quicker than usual, and felt the need to pressure Ward right from the start, constantly coming forward and closing up the space between them.
However, in the third and fourth rounds, Ward managed to find his groove through his remarkable footwork, knocking down Chad Dawson once in each round. Ward’s devastating right hook seemed to connect numerous ...