I might be in the minority, but my interest in the September 8 fight between Chad Dawson and Andre Ward has been growing. No, I don’t expect a Fight of Year candidate like Dawson predicted a few days ago. Hell, I don’t even expect a lot of sustained action for 12 rounds. But I envision a tecnhical match that’ll be entertaining to watch in spots simply from a strategic standpoint (and not the mention Ward’s hometown Oakland should provide some good energy). We’ll get to see if Dawson will finally get a mental handle on all his talents. With Ward, can he overcome an opponent with notable advantages in speed, length and power?
And it doesn’t hurt that the undercard DOES have a potential Fight of Year in Antonio DeMarco and John Molina Jr. Add a heavyweight title defense featuring Vitali Klitschko, and you have a good card to kick off a loaded September.