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Ward vs. Dawson Press Conference Interviews, Quotes

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA; (September 6, 2012) -Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), and RING super middleweight World Champion Andre “SOG” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) and WBC and RING light heavyweight titleholder “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) both held final press conference at FAZ Restaurant in Oakland, CA. Media attendees were given the opportunity to ask the fighters questions about their upcoming September 8, 2012 “WORLD CHAMPIONS-MADE IN AMERICA” fight.

SPECIAL NOTE: Both fighters will participate in FanFest (open to the public) at 601 12th Street, Oakland, CA. Across from City Hall. Friday September 7, 2012 starting at 3:00pm ET/Noon PT. Admission is free for all. The live fighter weigh-in starts at 5:30pm ET/2:30PT

Andre “SOG” Ward
Andre Ward Focused & Ready for Dawson Sept.8 on HBO

“Bad” Chad Dawson
Chad Dawson Striving for Top of Pound for Pound List

Photo Slideshow with Fighters and Promoters Soundbites

Andre “SOG” Ward vs “Bad” Chad Dawson Final Conference

“Ward vs Dawson – World Champions – Made in America”
Andre Ward vs Chad Dawson World Championship showdown, set to take place September 8, 2012 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The co-feature will see WBC Champion Antonio DeMarco battle John “The Gladiator” Molina Jr. in a 12-round fight for the WBC Lightweight title. Both bouts will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 9:45pm ET/PT

The event is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions in association with Antonio Leonard Productions and SOG Promotions and sponsored by Corona, City of Oakland, Azad Watches, The Oakland Tribune and 95.7 The Game.

Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25 and are available for purchase online at, Tickets are also available at the Oracle Arena box office.

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