Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/29/14

PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 19: Andre Ward looks on before his middleweight fight against Darnell Boone at the Rose Garden on November 19, 2005 in Portland, Oregon. Ward defeated Boone in a six round decision. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
The majority of fight fans expected Andre Ward to defeat Chad Dawson on Saturday night. That's not a light statement to make -- Dawson is regarded as the top fighter at 175 lbs, and according to our most recent rankings, the #15 pound for pound boxer in the world. Regardless, the statement that was made, and the most lasting impression, is that Ward dispatched of this guy easily. This wasn't a close fight. This was a top fighter absolutely outclassing another top fighter, and in the process asserting himself as being of a different level entirely. Credit: Alexis Cuarezma If you had bet that the Ward vs. Dawson results would have been a knockout win for Ward, you would have won a lot of money on the over/under line. A decision was the clear smart move, nevertheless, Andre "S.O.G." Ward was able to put the hurt on "Bad" Chad. This was never a barn-burner, or a crazy fight between two wild-swinging maniacs. Andre Ward stayed within himself, and outfought Chad Dawson. He sent him dow...
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